Ondrej Chybik (above), Michal Kristof (below)
The new furniture showroom located on the outskirts of a housing estate in Brno soon going to have an unusual façade design formed by a structure of plastic chairs.
The entire exterior of this building is actually covered in chairs. What was once a former car showroom is now the sleek and modern headquarters for MY DVA group? And, thanks to the architecture firm CHYBIK+KRISTOF, the building is really turning heads with a stunning, economical exterior made from 900 plastic black chairs.
900 Black Plastic Chairs Have Been Used to Create This Astonishing Facade
Architects Ondrej Chybik and Michal Kristof recall that the main instructions for the job were to “Do it cheap, ideally for free,” and around the employees who were already working inside. So, that is exactly what they did. Before the exterior was remodeled, the single-story building was nothing impressive to look at. Now, the memorable covering features layered chairs that create a seamless and eye-catching textural motif.
In addition to remodeling the building’s outermost wall, the firm refurbished the former car showroom’s interior. The building now has two parts — a showroom and an office. The former was intentionally created to showcase the group’s products and setups. By utilizing objects which may have otherwise been tossed into landfills, the architects created a unique and cheap exterior which is as eye-catching as it is eco-friendly.
Location: Brno-Vinohrady, Czech Republic
Year: 2015-2016 Program: showroom and offices for furniture company
Size: 550 m2
Status: under construction
Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Victor Cojocaru, Martin Holy, Vojtech Kouril, Sarka Kubinova, Ondrej Mundl, Matej Strba
Photo: Lukas Pelech