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Special Edition "Green" Outerwear by Pharrel Williams & Keita Sugiura For Moncler




As part of their new Fall Winter 2010 collection, the Italian high end outerwear company Moncler has teamed up with Pharrell Williams for a special ecologically-sound winter collection of jackets and vests for men that features the photography of Keita Sugiura.



The key garment is the pacifist version of the bullet-proof vest, conceived for a purpose that is its very antithesis. It is an original warning underscored by the very concept of the collection itself, which is inspired by ecological materials and icons. The garments are all made in black with leather details and gold waterproof zips. And... all are made with futuristic fabrics from Bionic Yarn, an American company owned by Pharrell Williams, which makes its materials from plastic bottles.




The series of photos entitled "Dark Forest" by Japanese artist Keita Sugiura provides the pattern for the lining and exterior of some of the vests and jackets.


above: two photographs from Keita Sugiura's 'Dark Forest' series




above left: Keita Sugiura, above right: Pharrell Williams

The line will be available at selected shops and are part of the upcoming Fall/Winter releases for Moncler.


information courtesy of Moncler, garment images courtesy of Pharrell Williams, art images courtesy of Max Protech

Pharrell Williams Is At it Again With His Newest Chair - The Tank Chair




I shared with you Pharrell Williams last attempt at furniture design, along with his many other business and creative ventures here.

Now, he's at it again, with his latest creation, again for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, the Tank Chair.

Designed in four different colors with differing materials; the Black one has a pony hair and colt leather seat and smoke plexi legs, the Baby Blue one has a full grain bull leather seat and transparent blue legs, the Transparent one is actually a full grain white bull leather seat with clear plexi legs and lastly the pink one is shown as a prototype but will be be pink pony hair and colt leather seat on transparent pink plexi legs.

Black Pony Hair:

back:

seat detail:

plexi legs detail:

above: "The Tank (black)" 2009
Plexiglas and full grain colt leather / Plexiglas et poulain pleine fleur
32 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 24 inches / 83 x 53 x 63 cm
1/8 + 1AP + 1PP

Baby Blue Leather:

profile:

front and back:

details:



above: "The Tank (baby blue)" 2009
Plexiglas and full grain bull leather / Plexiglas et taurillon pleine fleur
32 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 24 inches / 83 x 53 x 63 cm
1/8 + 1AP + 1PP

Transparent & White Leather:


above: "The Tank (transparent)" 2009
Plexiglas and full grain bull leather / Plexiglas et taurillon pleine fleur
32 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 24 inches / 83 x 53 x 63 cm
2/8 + 1AP + 1PP

Baby Pink Pony Hair (prototype image):

above: "The Tank (baby pink)" 2009
Plexiglas and full grain colt leather / Plexiglas et poulain pleine fleur
32 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 24 inches / 83 x 53 x 63 cm
1/8 + 1AP + 1PP

The chair will be on display at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at Design Miami from December 1st to 5th, 2009.

Below is Pharrell's previous chair design for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin:


all images Courtesy: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami & Paris

First Music, then Clothes, Jewelry and Sunglasses. And Now, Pharrell Williams Is Removing Tatts and Designing Furniture.





Pharrell Williams is an Emmy award-winning producer, frontman for N.E.R.D., partner of A Bathing Ape/ Bape brand, founder of clothing lines Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream (I do so love his astronaut jeans, shown below)



Above: Pharrell's astronaut jeans for BBC

A Fashion icon as well, Pharrell was named Best Dressed Man in 2005 by Esquire magazine and was one of the faces in Louis Vuitton's 2006 ad campaign.



He has also designed a line of Louis Vuitton jewelry and sunglasses:


Above: Pharrell's Blason line for LV.


Above: His sunglasses for LV

But he's not stopping there. In addition to the latest breaking news that he plans some innovative tattoo removal, he's now designing furniture- at least a chair or two. And ugly furniture at that (sorry, Pharrell).



Pharrell Williams designed the Perspective chair in collaboration with Domeau & Pérès who are manufacturing the piece and will be making the additional chairs.



The chair, as well as another chair design and a table will be part of a show in Paris at the prestigious Emmanuel Perrotin Galerie. The show will be from October 21st 2008 until January 10th 2009. The chairs will be available in a few colors and only 4 of each will be sold. The chair, as explained by Pharrell, represents the love between a woman and man.



When asked about the design, Pharrell says “I had often wondered what it’s like to truly be in love, not lust for once.. So I decided not to ask what it was like in someone else’s shoes or what it was like to sit in their seat.. I decided to sketch out my own experiment; the perspective chair.”

Location of the exhibition: 10, impasse Saint Claude 75003 Paris

Next up for Pharrell? World Domination :)




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