Sunday, May 17, 2009

Banquete Panda Chair - by Fernando and Humberto Campana

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Banquete Panda Chair, 2006, compilation of stuffed animals on metal base, edition of 25



Brazillian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana found a new use for old and forgotten children's stuffed animals. Instead of just chucking them in the trash like many folks do, they created a chair out them.

A chair made of plush stuffed panda bears?!?! Brilliant!

Fernando and Humberto Campana's Banquete Panda Chair is part of the "Upcycling: Recuperating Past Lives" exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.

This work, and many other works featuring reclaimed, reformed and rehabilitated materials in art and design projects will be on view through May 23, 2009.

32 comments:

Diana said...

upcycling indeed! i love it! sitting on squishy comfy pandas would amazing!

...love Maegan said...

i want it.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I would never leave my panda chair. OMG how could you say this wouldn't interest me, you're in trouble HOTTIE.

down and out chic said...

my sister's favorite stuffed animal growing up was this GIANT panda bear and since then i've had a soft spot for them (although they're supposed to be complete bastards in real life).

Raina said...

That's a nice, um, "interpretation" of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Teddy Bear Chair:

http://tinyurl.com/5j34ud

Inspired by his own Teddy Bear Coat from the 1980s:

http://tinyurl.com/ogad8y

clorivak said...

LOVE IT...and want IT! Must make one...such a great way to recycle...god, i love artful minds!

Diane said...

That is just quite ridiculous in the best kind of way!

The Seeker said...

I think the concept is fabulous, recycling and artsy.
But somehow I feel it weird, I think I would think I was smashing all the pandas....
I know... crazy me!!!!

Luv

xoxo

Kirsty said...

Truly bizarre. I'd always be worrying about the one that inevitably gets its nose up the arse, and not entirely for its sake.

La Couturier said...

This is too cute. And a genius idea!!

Bisous,
La C.

g. said...

Hmmmmmmm................hmmmmmmm...........

one little simitopian said...

Haha! Love it! Although I would feel a bit mean sitting on it,all those cute little pandas, you know? Kinda like rounding up a big flock* of kittens, then sitting on them.

* I don't know what the collective term for kittens is.

Girl Japan said...

Oh my gosh, oh I never... hey this is right up your alley, hence the panda making a pose on the right hand side.. lol

Keeley said...

I need this to lounge in while I blog!

Pyzahn said...

That is rather brilliant. You can snuggle up with sweet furry creatures. I like it. I wouldn't buy it, but I like it.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

So I went to see real pandas last week. They are the coolest things ever. Though they totally looked like humans in giant panda suits. Oh, and they can totally take down bamboo.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

P.S. In case you couldn't tell, I'm loving this couch as well.

Improbable Joe said...

Can I get one made from right-tailed lemurs?

Char said...

what a fun concept

erin@designcrisis said...

I love those crazy Campanas, especially the alligator chair. Plus their website is kind of adorable. Yes, that's what I said: adorable.

Carlotta said...

too cute!! but I won't use it as a chair poor pandas :))))

Pop Champagne said...

young lady, do you know that pandas are an endangered species? do you know how many pandas were killed making your chair?! Do I have to report you to PETA?! LOL!!

I like the chair a lot!! But I'd be too scary to sit on it and flatten the pandas above, it'd be one of those things I'd keep it in my living room as a decoration for sure :)

Kellie said...

How cute would that be in a child's room!?!! I want to sit in it and cuddle.

Milly said...

adorable!

Hanako66 said...

I would love to see a DIY in a childs room!

thereddeer said...

Very cool!

LipstickOne said...

looks cozy....

Awesome Sara said...

looks comfy... but i can't fart in this chair! its like farting on a beloved bear, fart right into the nose!! i think there is a special place in hell for bear farters.

Cheryl said...

That is brilliant, love it!

Oliphe Butarbutar said...

cute!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

How cool that you'll get to see this on exhibit! I can't stop laughing at Awesome Sara's comment.

Flores Hayes said...

OMG so many panda bears! I love pandas!
Here I bought a cuddly panda bag that I can hard put it down!
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