Eames Hacks @ DWR Philly

Posted on October 12, 2007 Under Design

My first thought upon seeing the Eames hacks created by ID students from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia today was “OMG, sacrilege!” but then, after mulling it over, I was pretty amused. I mean, that high chair is totally hot (and would fit in with one’s set of Eames chairs purchased pre-breeding), and the toilet seat (although it may inspire lingering toilet-stays) is clean and dare I say, sophisticated. The project is “about breaking the status surrounding high design objects. Through physically invasive alterations, these once iconic, elite, forms are liberated from their old, restrained image. The project is not a critique of the Eames, but rather a fulfillment of their original ideals.” If you want to check them out for yourself, they’re at the Philadelphia Design Within Reach studio right now.