Czech Architects Covered a Building Facade With Hundreds of Plastic Chairs

Kirstin Fawcett
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Seeking to give their shop a low-cost, high-statement makeover, MY DVA Group, a furniture company in the Czech city of Brno, hired local architect firm Chybik + Kristof to make the former car showroom look like a place that sold home furnishings. Their solution, according to Dezeen, was to cover three sides of it in furniture: 900 used black plastic chairs, all of which cost around $3 each.

Each of the individual chairs are attached to a steel structure that covers the building’s original facade. They’re removed once or twice a year, when the building needs cleaning.

The look is sculptural and modern, while also being playful and informative: "We are a young studio and we think all our designs should be a bit funny," Ondrej Chybik, a co-founder of Chybik + Kristof, told Dezeen. "But in a smart way of sharing information about the building's programatic function."

Check out some pictures of MY DVA Group's furniture-covered store below.

[h/t Dezeen]