Vault by Vans + Modernica’s Capsule Collection Represents SoCal Craftsmanship

Three custom fiberglass shell chairs honor footwear classics born again

Inside furniture brand Modernica‘s DTLA factory (their home since launch in 1989), co-founder Jay Novak and marketing lead Ingrid Hernandez-Morrison join Vans VP of Footwear Design Mark Haskins to unveil a Vault by Vans collaborative capsule collection. It’s most certainly one of the skate brand’s finest—reissuing their Style 36 LX and OG Slip-On LX silhouettes while lending three archival prints to Modernica for matching fiberglass shell chairs. Unsurprisingly, both feature their …

Kevin Hviid + GANNI’s Rainbow-Colored Swinging Chair

Named “Iris,” the new collaboration between furniture designer Kevin Hviid and GANNI is a three-meter tall swinging chair that has been created to encourage interaction between strangers in parks and public spaces. With some 600 multi-colored nylon bands (each manually installed) the chair is mostly made up of reds, pinks, orange and blue. It can fit up to four people. See more at designboom.