If you have a party house, it makes sense to fill it with party furniture—or at least art pieces that look like furniture. And there’s no festive “furniture” piece more ablaze with west-coast flavor than the French Touch chair by designer Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli.
Unlike just about every single other piece of furniture out there, tamed and domesticated in dining rooms and patios, this chair comes with a ‘90s house mixtape – and there’s good reason for it. The music largely inspired it.
As Mutzke-Felippelli puts it, the chair’s angled in a way that allows colors to dance and spread when light hits, working as a representation of how ‘90s artists like Cassius, Etienne de Crecy, and Daft Punk layered filtered disco samples to create a new sound. In fact, she says inspiration struck after listening to Daft Punk’s Alive 1997.
“I interpreted the artists’ layering and filtering method literally, by using the dichroic film, which acts as a beautiful color filter, and applying it to acrylic,” explained Mutzke-Felippelli. “Our foremost design consideration was to show off the dichroic effect, so we created flat surfaces at every angle.”
Mutzke-Felippelli intends to sell it online for $7,500 as a limited-edition art piece (not furniture) sometime in the coming months through Joogii, the Los Angeles-based design studio she runs with her husband, Diogo.
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