OH-NO, a chair that needs support…

Charity Chair is a project initiated by the magazine AIT and Dietiker AG, Switzerland in order “to help those people who suffer from abysmal living conditions”.

100 of the so-called ONO chairs designed by Matthias Weber and produced by Dietiker were delivered to selected architecture and interior design offices in Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

The assignment is to give the white wooden ONO a new appearance; to produce an authentic copy.

The individualized chair will be on display in a traveling exhibition. An auction will take place in spring 2010. The revenues will be used to support the Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa.

OH-NO investigates to what extend material can be taken away from the original for the object to still remain ‘chair’. As a result, the OH-NO became a delicate, fragile version of the ONO: a chair that needs support…



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