Hussein Chalayan, 2000
(top) After Words Living Room
(bottom) Transformation of the slipcovers into dresses
After Words is an assembly of furniture that transforms into clothing. A symbolic sitting room is composed of mid-century modern-style chairs surrounding a circular coffee table. The chair’s slipcovers transform into dresses, and the circular table morphs to become a skirt through a telescoping menchanism, while the body of each chair folds into a suitcase.