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Repurposed Fabric – Rag Chair

Repurposed rag chair

Repurposed Rag Chair – Droog Design Photo

Look at all that fabulous fabric, neatly stacked,  bundled and bound in steel straps.  Boy, I would have a tough time keeping my fingers from prying through the layers, pulling out bits of material here and there.

The Rag Chair is all about repurposing fabric, clothes or rags  in  new ways to create fun, interesting and really comfortable chairs.  Designed by Tejo Remy,  for Droog Design, the chair apparently sells somewhere between $4,500 and $5,000 but you should confirm that when you place your order. Considering that the Rag Chair is in the permanent collection at the Central Museum Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein, Germany that’s not a bad price for functional art!

Repurposed Fabric Rag Chair

Photo by Droog

It takes about 15 bags of rags to make a chair like this and it weighs in at 125 lbs. Wouldn’t it be fun to go through our closets and tie one up? It will be like making a time  capsule for our kids to open up in 50 years…. even better than an old photo album!

In the picture below, it looks like she bundled all of her clothes up and is now moaning….” oh Gawwwd I have nothing to wear”

Repurposed Fabric Rag Chair

Photo by Droog

So what do you think?… If money were no object would you have one of these in your home?

6 comments… add one
  • Mippy February 20, 2011, 4:15 pm

    Hi! I’d have to say no, it’s not something I’d want in my home and def. not at that price…lol Very interesting though! :)

  • PillowThrowDecor February 20, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Hi Mippy! I don’t think I could afford to buy one either but I bet I could make a whole living room set from the fabric I have stashed under the beds around here. Hah… who’s kidding who I can actually make the bed too with all that’s squirreled away in the closets. Wow I see an opportunity for at least another 500 yards of fabric around here… Then I could just slipcover everything… and start all over again… collecting… more… fabric :) :) :)

    • Mippy February 20, 2011, 4:29 pm

      Oh my gosh! you have tooooons o’ fabric then! Well geeze you could make them and sell them as well! 😀

  • Middlesis5 February 20, 2011, 11:22 pm

    That is so funny. The chair is definitely not my taste, nor in my price range, but it is amazing what some people think up. Anyone touches my stash of fabric for a chair would probably lose their life! I love my fabric stash. :)

  • PillowThrowDecor February 20, 2011, 11:25 pm

    Hi Middlesis5… You’re funny! Hey thanks for stopping by!

  • Chair Fabric February 22, 2011, 11:47 am

    This is the great blog, I’m reading them for a while, thanks for the new posts!

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