David Bruno and Tom Seymour, 'The Chair That Grows', a unique piece for Comic Relief, designed 16th March 2007
the Harry Bertoia 'Diamond' chair' frame, fitted with approximately 600 red noses 79cm
This year's Red Nose Day, 'The Big One', was held on March 16th. In line with the title the charity's most enduring symbol, the red nose, was modified and made of foam so that it expanded when rubbed together. It was billed as 'The Nose That Grows'. Inspired by this, designers David Bruno and Tom Seymour decided to upholster a classic Bertoia armchair in an unconventional way and have created the present lot, 'The Chair That Grows'. This unique piece will be auctioned for charity with proceeds going to Comic Relief.
David Bruno and Tom Seymour are both award winning designers, specialising in communicating through form. David has previously worked alongside Jamie Anley of JAM and Tom has worked on projects with Tom Dixon, Hemingway Design, Carhartt Clothing and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Paul Smith has very kindly offered his support in endorsing this chair, which will be available to view in the window of his Floral Street shop window between 8th and 19th October.
The 'Diamond' chair frame, designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, was kindly donated by Knoll International.