|Photography: Jim Bastardo, Styling: Studio Marcus Hay|
I just received the new outdoor Catalog for Design Within Reach and low and behold it is an alternate cover that has been used, Studio Marcus Hay is super glad this shot got profiled, It nearly did not make it into the can at all!
We shot this shot right at the end of the day in Arizona, Having quite an aggressive shoot count, we had this set up for most of the day ready to roll. It's always nerve wracking for the Stylist when you know how much has gone into creating a shot only to not know if it will ever even be shot after weeks of meetings and prep. It's a relatively simple shot really but we wanted to make sure we had just the right center piece and just the right mixture of DWR product in the shot.
Thankfully as the sun was going down and we were losing light, the team pulled together and thanks to Mr Bastardo, we got this beauty shot.
The cover features the classic Emeco 111 Navy side chair, made from 111 recycled Coke Bottles, It took four years of research, design and materials testing to create this chair, which is a plastic version of the iconic 1006 Navy® Chair.