Calling it “a local tattoo applied onto a universal design,” Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón has conceived of a novel way to reinterpret a Mid-Century classic: via the Victorian art of needlepoint. The designer sought a way to transform a globally recognized object into a local, hand-crafted item, and settled upon the Eames Aluminum Chair, manufactured by Vitra, as his object of reinterpretation.
Morning Room, Linley Sambourne House, London. "Built in the 1870’s is this fine row of Victorian houses in Stafford Terrace, Kensington. From the outside at least, all appear to be identical. If you were to enter number eighteen, you would be instantly catapulted back to the mid-Victorian era as nothing inside has been changed for nearly 150 years."