They are then auctioned off. This project coincides with the 10 year anniversary of Oliver’s restaurant chain, Fifteen, and its apprenticeship program that trains disenfranchised young people to become qualified chefs. Undoubtedly, Oliver is using every bit of his media attention and fortune to raise awareness and empower those who thought they were unwanted and unemployable, those whose perception of food was just quick, fast food, fried and consumed quickly without any attention to detail.
He has been steadily teaching people about the importance of clean food, and our relationship to food, talking about the importance of meals made at home, organic gardens, bringing community and communication together, understanding where it comes from, and how it is made. Oliver delivers all this information in the most beautiful way, presenting a lotus flower of compassionate information unfolding, and giving us back what already know but had collectively tossed years ago; giving us the gift of remembering of self love through food, which leads to a nutritious body and healthy mind, which in turn leads to merging with collective consciousness and unlimited opportunity.
See the chairs at the Fritz Hansen Showroom in London now:
The Republic of Fritz Hansen
13 Margaret Street
Tel: 020 7637 5534
What happens when chef Jaime Oliver raises money for his charity, the Better Food Foundation?? Well, of course, he enlists his friends and colleagues such as Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, Paul Smith, Tracy Emin, Quentin Blake, Julien Macdonald and Matthew Williamson, giving them creative carte blanche to create chairs. Not just any ordinary chairs, each artist was given two Fritz Hansen (a long-standing supporter of the Fifteen enterprise) ANT™ chairs: one for practice and one for the masterpiece. Four of the artists decided to submit both chairs as part of their auction lot: Barnaby Purdy, Liberty, Nunzio Citro and Quentin Blake.
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival