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Helinox x RVCA collab features the work of artists Ben Horton and Kelsey Brookes

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Helinox x RVCA - Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA - Kelsey Brookes

Helinox and skateboard culture-rooted brand RVCA have teamed up for a nomadic furniture collaboration, featuring the work of artists Ben Horton and Kelsey Brookes.

The collection features three ultra-lightweight outdoor staples from Helinox, including the High Cot One bed, the Table One and the iconic Chair One chair. As usual, Helinox pieces are made from high-performance aluminum alloy frames with custom joints and durable fabric. Each piece stores quickly and easily in a compact, backpackable case. But what sets them apart are the fabric designs, which are the work of artists Ben Horton and Kelsey Brookes.

Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes

The inspiration for his motif was drawn from Kelsey’s exhibition at Louis Buhl & Co. (Detroit) entitled “Popular Psychedelic Molecules, Rendered With Atomic Precision, Using Indian Tapestries.” In the featured series, handmade Indian tapestries were cut and sewn to emphasize the location of atoms in the psychoactive molecules studied by Brookes. Through this process, he uses ancient fabrics to forge unique and distinct compositions that inspire new meaning.

Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Kelsey Brookes

Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton

As for Ben Horton, the idea for his pattern came from his illustrations for skateboarding boards – he himself is a skateboarder – and his own life experiences. Here, fish drawn in ink and fine point pens – a recurring theme, along with birds, in his work – illustrate his sensitivity to the environment and the preservation of species.

Helinox x RVCA - Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Kelsey Brookes
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA - Ben Horton
Helinox x RVCA – Ben Horton

The Helinox x RVCA collab can be found on helinox.eu