Over 900 Black Plastic Chairs Given New Life as Architecture

Unique Architecture Furniture Gallery

A former car showroom has found a new life as innovative modern architecture thanks to the studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF. Using the idea of “façade as a functional banner,” they’ve lined the exterior of a furniture gallery with over 900 black plastic seats. The memorable covering features layered chairs that compose an eye-catching and highly textural motif. Upon viewing the building, you instantly know that's it's got to do with interior design—essentially making the structure a giant advertisement.

The single-story building is now the home to the MY DVA group, which focuses on the production of office, school, and metal furniture. When they took over the showroom, it was outdated; the space was first established in the 1990s. The architects then had the unique challenge to design quickly and essentially around MY DVA, because they were already working inside. “Do it cheap, ideally for free,” architects Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof recall of the brief. This constraint proved integral in the success of their design. By adding the chairs (which each cost about $3.25USD), they inexpensively produced unique architecture that you won't soon forget.

In a creative use of modern architecture, studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF clad a furniture gallery in over 900 black plastic seats. The result is an unconventional business card.

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In addition to creating the façade, CHYBIK+KRISTOF remodeled the interior. Open and airy, it has two parts—a showroom and an office. Circular curtains reveal furniture setups.

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h/t [Arch Daily]

All photos by Lukas Pelech.

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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