If you've ever wanted a couch as subversive as Demna Gvasalia's Balenciaga, your time is now. The brand teamed up with Harry Nuriev, the Russian furniture designer based in New York, for a clear couch that's a far cry from your grandma's laminated joint. The cushions are filled with offcuts and unsellable garments from Balenciaga for an overwhelming amount of color.
"I want that nostalgic feeling but in a new modern, super high technology way,” Nuriev told Vogue. "I remember the pile of clothes from when you dress up. It is always a random pattern of colors but is beautiful."
The core of the couch is a manequin base wrapped with clothing, and other materials were upcycled from Nuriev's previous works. Instead of laminate, the cover is a scrapped transparent vinyl. "It is important to me to show young designers that you can work with upcycled things," Nureiv said. "You can execute it in a beautiful way, in the right shape, and with the right material."
Look for the collaboration to debut at Art Basel.