CAFE CHAIRS + TABLES

BARBIE SHANGHAI

COMPLETED / 2009

This furniture was designed by Slade Architecture for the Barbie Shanghai flagship store and includes acrylic chairs printed with whimsical silhouette prints of iconic chairs: one Chinese antique, one European antique, one international modern.  These silhouette prints create a literal blend of the café references.  Table bases are flat cutout silhouettes of classic turned wood profiles continuing the play between two-dimensional flat silhouette and three-dimensional chair. This is a playful allusion to the Barbie Dream house and other Barbie accessories which use flat graphics to represent realistic detail at toy scale.