Image: David Parry/PA

We're ploughing through a backlog of posts this month (Spring cleaning if you will) so although The BIG Chair Project which was held to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Jamie Oliver's charity The Better Food Foundation took place last October, we liked the idea, the resulting efforts and  thought we should still feature it here.

Oliver joined forces with 20 designers and artists including Paul Smith, Quentin Blake, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and Tracey Emin for the fundraiser.   Furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen donated twenty iconic Ant chairs by Arne Jacobsen for the artists to impose a personal, food-inspired design on.  The chairs were then auctioned off in an online raffle with the aim of helping to raise funds to help the charity run for another 10 years.  Christopher Bailey of fashion house Burberry covered one in studs, Paul Smith printed one side with sugary treats and the other with vegetables, Julian McDonald stuck plastic cutlery all over another and Quentin Blake donated drawings of a soup dragon and people eating in flight.  See more of the completed chairs after the jump.


Images: David Parry/PA


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