In keeping with our Tullsta renovation theme from earlier, we couldn't help but notice that IKEA's chair bears a strong resemblance in form to the brilliant Tokujin Yoshioka's Panna chair for Moroso. With a few inexpensive tweaks, we think you could transform an already inexpensive chair into something much more interesting.
Yoshioka is known for his innovative use of materials, often creating furniture out of startling substances like natural crystal. His Pane chair, which evolved into the Moroso version, was initially baked whole in it's raw state until solidified.
The Panna version, created using a similar concept but utilizing more practical manufacturing methods, is upholstered in "a puffy white quilted industrial fabric used for carrying precision instruments, pulled over the chair form". We think this "industrial fabric" looks almost exactly like standard-issue moving blankets, which cost around $5 each.
Using a couple of these per chair, along with some simple cotton batting and a staple gun, creating a similar version (at least visually similar) at home would take very little time, and even less money.
Originally Published 10.14.2008 - AA