Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz’s signature style with mid-century modern design, The Way Of The West Collection is made up of eight pieces—each a slight variant on the theme. With black and white image rendered as negatives, the chairs boast pictures of bulls, cowboys spinning lassos, riding horses and more—they are abstract enough to be enticing design pieces, but still recognizable if you take a second glance. The classic ’50s fiberglass chairs, first designed by Charles and Ray Eames, are crafted in the same presses used for the originals and sit on the standard-issue Eiffél metal base or The SpyderTM maple and walnut base.
Limited to just 50 of each design, these chairs are covetable and highly collectible—not to mention an artistic and engaging way to incorporate classic American photography and design into your home. The chairs are priced at $695 (Eiffel base) and $745 (Spider base) and are available online.
Krantz has also just announced a collaboration with cult streetwear label Supreme, for which his photographs will appear on a denim jacket.
Images courtesy of Jim Krantz Projects