After several decades of serving lots and lots of bottoms chairs usually find themselves thrown away at junkyards and so becoming a Che Chair must feel like a dream come true. If Ranko Haslinger and Aleksandra Popovi?, the names behind an interesting eco friendly brand, get their hands on them they turn chairs into something we can truly call a fairytale sitting. Repainted and redraped, their old Biedermeir, Windsor and Alt Deutsch chairs are currently some of the most desirable items in homes all over Croatia.
Ranko and Aleksandra created the first Che Chair two years ago for their appartment, and last summer they decided to share their work for the first time at a local festival in their home town of Varaždin. In just one day Che Chair’s showroom became one of the festival’s highlights with reworked retro chairs, 80’s videogames competitions and even a girly vintage clothing department. Ever since Aleksandra was a little girl she had her favourite chairs to sit in – «while eating dinner, watching TV or doing homework. We still find them fascinating» the couple explains.
Whilst old furniture revival may not be such an innovative idea, Ranko’s and Aleksandra’s chairs seem to scream out their pesonalities, which are colored in bright oranges, reds and yellows. Take a peek inside the Che Chair gallery to convince yourself.