There is no mistaking Christopher John Rogers’s new chair line with Orior for anything but Christopher John Rogers. There’s his gradient dot print (worn sensationally in jumpsuit form by Anne Hathaway earlier this year) splashed across the Irish furniture brand’s Lia chair, and his signature rainbow checks rendered in linen over another. One design is a mastery of mixed motifs, juxtaposing a black-and-white checkerboard with zebra stripes all in a single piece. “I wanted to take our iconic prints and plug them into things that are iconic for Orior as well,” Rogers tells Vogue.
When it came to his first-ever furniture collection, Rogers wanted to make sure his brand’s wild originality was on full display, but without sacrificing functionality. “I like to keep things simple—classic, comfortable—while also incorporating a little bit of eclecticism,” he says. So he decided to take four of Orior’s best-selling chairs, known for their adaptability and versatility, and stamp them with his fantastical patterns. “In the collection, the shapes themselves are quite classic and simple in a way,” Rogers adds. “What makes them declarative is the mix and the colors.”
(Meanwhile, 100 percent of the proceeds from the collection will benefit Color of Change, a nonprofit organization that aims to strengthen and support Black communities in the United States.)