In Brief

Bernotat & Co.’s Chair Wear line offers clothing-like upholstery for furniture.

When presenting Chair Wear at Milan Design Week in 2012, Dutch design company, Bernotat & Co., did not realize that they would become so popular that they would have to create a prêt-à-porter collection. One year later, they are ready and available for anyone who wants to adorn their chair with this functional temporary upholstery. Chair Wear is a line of four different outfits for chairs that are intended to be fashionable and functional.

The premise began with the idea: ‘why buy a new chair when you can dress up the one you have?’ In 2012, the team had designed a chair for office furniture product company Gispen that included a special cushion at the back that allowed it be upholstered in a variety of different ways. This lead to experimentations with upholstery that could easily be taken on and off a chair, but like clothing.

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