The Big Chair Project
Fifteen restaurant, Jamie Oliver’s social endeavor set up to mentor and train aspiring young chefs celebrates its tenth anniversary with The Big Chair Project, a unique and exciting collaboration of artists, designers and fashion icons. The furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen, has donated to these artists, iconic ANTÔ chairs to emblazon with their own food inspired design. These spectacular designs will then be auctioned and the proceeds raised, along with those of Fifteen restaurant, will be given to Jamie Oliver’s 'Better Food Foundation'.
The who’s who in the art and design world will be undertaking this project along with Oliver. Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, Tracey Emin, Christopher Bailey and Paul Smith are only some of the known faces who will be working on this project. Six of the twenty chairs can be won by a lottery system and tickets for the same can be purchased at www.thebigchairproject.org. Other chairs can be bid for at an auction event in October which will be undertaken through a mix of live and online bidding. A Tracey Emin ANTÔ chair will also be unveiled at the event as the exclusive centerpiece of the auction.
Talking about his feelings about the project, Oliver said, “It’s incredibly exciting to think that Fifteen restaurant and the Foundation have been helping to inspire, educate and empower young people for 10 years now. I'm truly humbled to have such a brilliantly talented group of people from the fashion and art worlds to help on this fantastic project to raise money and help us mark the occasion”.
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