- Justine Browning |
Calvin Klein has unveiled their first installation at the global design forum Design Miami/ Basel.
The display was crafted by Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons and offers a showcase of limited edition Cassina Feltri armchairs.
The iconic Feltri piece, which was released in 1987, has become a symbol of contemporary design. The Basel setup also features one-of-a-kind American heirloom quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The instillation, which marks the brand’s first at the event, is dressed to resemble a traditional American barn. Built with reclaimed wood from the 19th century, the set is created from pieces featured in the company’s 205W39NYC fall show.
Elements of Calvin Klein’s ongoing partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts can be seen in the images plastered on the barn’s walls.
“The unique thing about this collaboration is that it is an ongoing story that goes across advertising, marketing, merchandising, art and of course the product itself,” said The Warhol Foundation’s director of licensing Michael Dayton Hermann in a statement.
Fifty of the armchairs will be available for purchase at the event, while the other fifty will be released through Cassina at a later date.