May 23, 2013
New York designer Stephen Burks filled the Milan showroom of Italian brand Calligaris with colourful ropes and columns of plastic chairs lashed together last month. Thirteen kilometres of multicoloured ropes were strung from floor to ceiling in the showroom during Milan design week to create vitrines for the resulting pieces. Called Variations, the project was curated by PS design consultants and involved Burks travelling to Calligaris‘ production centre in Manzano, where he conducted experiments in composition using the company’s range of chairs. He also created installations from the chairs by piling them high and binding them in striped ropes.