Unfortunately, this isn’t a new technicoloured, huge Subway sandwich. In fact, it’s a Balenciaga bench that’ll certainly set you back a little more than the price of a foot long.
Dubbed the Droog Rag Bench, this custom-made piece is a part of a unique collaboration between the Demna-headed label and Tejo Remy – a Dutch artist renowned for finding new ways of reusing materials to create functional furniture.
Created entirely using Balenciaga off-cuts, the bench — which was created in three sizes (S/M/L) — was exhibited at various Balenciaga flagship stores upon completion (including its Bond Street London location), before a selection unexpectedly landed on the house’s web store this week.
What might put you off though (as if you needed a reason), is that none of the variations are exactly affordable, with the smallest iteration retailing at $18,000, rising to $46,000 for the largest.
The benches are the latest in a string of releases from Balenciaga as a part of its Objects Gift Shop offering, which also included a $500 bar of soap and a $900 dog bowl.