It is the rare minimalist who puts in a floor and then leaves the room empty. One must put something on a floor, so today I'm going to feature some dream items, specifically unique chairs, dreams because they are unusual, and because in most cases they are not just chairs, but actual works of art by renowned artists.
Now, if we can't have them, why am I posting them? Well, in addition to being interesting in their own right, things like this can actually inspire ideas that are practical.
Best employed where gravity is not so much a factor, this couch was designed by South Korean sculptor (yes, this is sculpture!) Lila Jang.
I call it the "Tank Chair"[caption id="attachment_1828" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="...but the culturally respectful people on the internet seem to prefer the name Redneck Chair. Frankly it looks more like something out of Heartbeeps to me. You remember Heartbeeps, don't you? Andy Kaufman? Anyone? No? Well, that's actually probably for the best. "][/caption] Source
A L I E N[caption id="attachment_1844" align="alignnone" width="242" caption="This is a hand crafted chair which, apart from the place you sit, replicates the design style of H. R. Giger quite nicely, I must say."][/caption] Source
The perfect chair for that stored, extra floormat look... okay, no, I am being far too pedestrian in my jokey naming of this one. It's actually a very famous piece, or maybe a variant on the famous one, by Lothar Windels. The Joseph Felt Chair has been exhibited in some very big art cities, and much of his other work has been published in several books and magazines.
Three of a Kind
'Loopita', designed by Victor Aleman.
'The Rocking Wheel Chair' by Mathias Koehler||
'Surf Chair', developed by Kenneth Lylover in collaboration with Leif Sørensen for the Scandinavian Furniture Fair in 2000.Source|
The Chopstick Chair
by Designer Yuya Ushida can hold up to 3 people (at a total of no more than 465 lbs.)... and it's collapsible.
Like a bed of nails you can sit on. I haven't found a companion 'Burning Embers' chair yet, but it must be out there. Source
Designed by Eerand Park from Korea. It's actually made out of 8 steel plates connected in a manor that gives the chair a lot of strength. It's as much a feat of engineering as it is a visual treat.
By Carlo Volf of Danish design firm Volfdesign. The first picture is here and there around the net, but the second one I can only find on Russian sites, so frankly, I have no idea how one... safely uses it.
Comfortable Futuristic Kolo Armchair by Jouko Järvisalo. I'm not sure whether that's its name, or a description. It reminds me of a computer monitor casing, or the box some stylish cologne might come in. It's really striking though, isn't it?
by Michiel Van Der Kley. The picture says it all, no? It opens, you sit in the half on the left, and your computer faces you from the other half.
No, They're not skis. It's a rocking chair! By artist David Pompa.
by Oleksandr Shestakovych. "C'mere, you!"
If this has intrigued you, there are a lot of other webpages, articles and blog posts on this very topic, as I learned while I compiled this list for us. Just Google chair and weird, amazing, awesome, or whatever the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlism is and you'll find these and more!
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