decorating with a purpose: fritz hansen & jamie oliver’s big chair project

Few chairs are as versatile or as iconic as Fritz Hansen’s Ant Chair. Originally developed for a Danish company’s canteen 60 years ago, they have influenced pop culture (Remember the famous image from the Profumo affair?) and have been widely imitated (Hello, Gilbert.). Now they are raising some money for a good cause. In celebration chairs’ 60th Anniversary, Hansen has donated twenty-five chairs to Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation for the BIG Chair Project. The collection of one-of-a-kind chairs have been decorated by some of designs biggest names, including Burberry, Paul Smith, Julien MacDonald and Quentin Blake, and will be auctioned off in October.

Some of our favorites include the Lumberjack (which has a back pocket for your kitchen utensils), the colorful Lovely Grub by Paul Smith and the hand massage Petal Chair by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Click here to see opening prices (most are over $1000) and start your bidding!

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