Eames in the can.

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Last Thursday, a group of University of the Arts students in Philadelphia revealed the results of a three-day charette that focused on Remake and DIY culture. They transformed an Eames DCM into a high chair, and an Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair into a, gulp, toilet. The highchair, with holes cut in the seat and a food tray attached to added-on arms, was proudly displayed in our Philadelphia Studio front window (bet that caused some rubbernecking on Walnut Street). We wish we’d had an equally proper spot to show off the toilet. Read more here about the project and its exploration of breaking the status surrounding high-design objects.

Posted by Stefanie Gentile