PRADU INDIGO RIRKRIT WORK JACKET
Introducing the Rirkrit Jacket. First made for artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, based on an existing and much loved workwear jacket that he owns. We reworked the jacket in cotton and natural dyes creating a natural and updated version of his jacket. For the SS23 collection, we recreated the Rirkrit Jacket in one of our signature colors; Pradu Indigo Rirkrit Work Jacket.
The components and details in the Rirkrit Jacket are forged for functionality and as a tribute to the traditional workwear jacket. Together with the colors from our Autumn Winter 2023 Collection, the Pradu Indigo Rirkrit Work Jacket is crafted with much lighter cotton twill.
Each panel is hand-dyed in Sakon Nakhon Indigo by artisans and then hand-dyed in Pradu dye (Rosewood). The panels are cut and sewn with reinforced stitches throughout that are functional as well as a tribute to the traditional workwear jacket. Can't forget about our signature red stitches adorn each jacket on the back, Lac-dyed seashell buttons embellishing the jacket with an extra bit of a light pink tint.
Sakon Nakhon indigo is naturally anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial, and provides a cooling effect through UV protection. It is a living and breathing dye.
Our Signature nuanced orange color comes from the local tree; Thai people call this tree 'Pradu' (Pterocarpus macrocarpus). The color is brought to life by slicing the rosewood bark and soaking them in water overnight. The process draws out a reddish pink that will darken over time to a reddish brown shade.
Material: 100% Cotton, seashell buttons. 100% Natural dyes - Indigo and Pradu
Handmade in Thailand
Care Instructions: Machine wash on a cold setting with the same colors, then tumble dry low or hang to dry. Iron on low.
About Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija is a Thai artist based between New York, Berlin, and Chiang Mai. His practice traverses sculpture, film, installation, public and private performances, teaching, and forms of public service and social action. He has routinely overturned traditional exhibition formats to emphasize social interaction, through the sharing of everyday activities such as cooking, eating, and reading. As platforms for these activities, he has designed architectural structures and interventions, presented both in the gallery and public spaces. Tiravanija’s ability to create environments that reject the primacy of the art object, instead promoting the bringing of people together through simple acts of communal care and the challenging of expectations around labour and virtuosity, has resulted in his recognition as one of the most influential artists of his generation.
Tiravanija lives between New York City, Berlin, and Chiang Mai.
We first started collaborating with Rirkrit in 2016 for The Land Foundation creating a limited edition t-shirt for his fundraiser at Art Basel Hong Kong. We have since worked on aprons, and jackets and cooked together often all over the world. He is a close friend and family to us.