Ally Capellino - 'Bums on Seats'
- Where:Sackler Centre, Level 1
DISPLAY: London accessories designer Ally Capellino brings her design aesthetic to the tubular stacking chair.
Initially conceived by the Bauhaus group in the 1920s, the tubular stacking chair quickly became a mainstay of schools, church halls and factories with numerous British manufacturers producing their own version of the design.
Using the premise ‘Bums on Seats’ as a starting point, Ally Capellino looked at the way we position ourselves whilst seated – ‘left leaning’ or ‘knees up’ for example – designing eight variations on the theme that takes this set of chairs in a new and inventive direction.
This set of 60s chairs has been adapted at their Hackney factory, stitched and hand polished, before being branded with their individual name. The sling seats and backs are made from the same bridle leather as Ally Capellino’s signature bags.
Donald Christie’s humorous film continues the story.
Part of London Design Festival 2013