Sock It To Me chair by Toronto designer Khalil Jamal to make its debut at Chair Affair

Toronto designer Khalil Jamal will unveil his bespoke Sock It To Me chair on Nov. 12 – to be auctioned at Chair Affair, in support of Toronto’s Furniture Bank.

Responding to the fundraiser’s call for Canada-inspired chair redesigns, Sock It To Me wears an unofficial Canadian uniform: a onesie. Inspired by loose-fitting jumpsuits for adults. This knitted onesie heats things up with a look modelled after the popular red-striped, wool socks made by Quebec’s Les Tricots Duval & Raymond Ltée. The cozy bespoke suit, stitched from merino wool, renews the life of the gently used teak chair, maintaining the original chair’s mid-century-modern warmth while adding a hit of Canadiana-cool.

Materials are teak, felt, aluminum and  merino wool. 


Chair Affair is a unique auction-based gala that asks designers and artists to repurpose and reimagine chairs. Chair Affair partners with local designers who refurbish donated chairs into elegant, innovative and functional works of art; through a silent and live auction, guests can purchase them. It is a night for good food, interesting conversation and laughter. Guests will leave knowing they have made a difference by helping families and individuals find warmth, security and stability in their new homes.

Chair Affair takes place on Nov. 12 at Toronto’s Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd W.

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A Vancouver expat residing in Toronto, Khalil Jamal is an industrial designer with experience in public art and architectural products. He experiments with new and old materials and fabrication processes to create housewares, hardware and large-scale sculpture.

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