CAFE CHAIRS + TABLES
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.