Coffee Cup Arm Chair Has Balance and Body

Like a fine coffee, this arm chair has balance, body — and aroma! Made from one single piece of scented cedar, it’s a work of pop art as much as it is a chair. The cedar pattern and gradation is incredible – a joy to behold. The wood chosen is at least 2.5 feet in diameter – to provide ample sitting area. And the cushion of course, is leather. Isn’t this coffee cup motif is such whimsy and fun? Designer Carlo Leonardo Rosa created this funky piece … (read more)

Origine Du Monde Chair by Italo Rota for Meritalia

It’s a chair that brings “creature comforts” back home. Dubbed the “Origine Du Monde, Maybe!” chair, this unusual, ultra-modern chair was design by Italo Rota for Italian furniture house Meritalia. The soft hues complement the plush cushions perfectly, forming what the designed has described as “uterine sensuality.” The cushions are made of memory foam which, in keeping with the obviously maternal theme of the design, reminds us of protection, rest and the future. The base is made from polished aluminum, irregular in shape, just like the chair concept as a whole, If you like … (read more)

Iconic UP5 Pesce Chair made by B&B Italia

Designed in 1969 by Avant Garde Italian Architect, Gaetano Pesce, the UP 5 has stood the test of time and critics to become one of the most defining moments in the emergence of Italian Furniture design, as we know it today. Representing women in a metaphorical expression, the UP 5 is a carefully created statement by Pesce using a ball and chained female fertility figure to create the image of woman as a prisoner and victim, subservient to male prejudices. The political statement to “Big Mama” as the … (read more)

Corliss Chair by Studio Dunn: Smooth Joint of Wood, Aluminum

What a funky chair – aluminum back and wooden seat and legs. A marriage that was waiting to happen! Tung and linseed-oiled maple meets powder-coated cast aluminum in this charming chair, suitable for most any room in the house. They’d look great at the kitchen table, in the dining room or use it as an office chair. An assortment of colors are available off the rack (so to speak): black, white, chardonnay, blue, red, and malbec. Or choose your own color and wood species in a custom chair. … (read more)

Skull Chair by Dutch Architect Vladi Rapaport

Made from reinforced polyester with a veneer surface, this skull chair is a surreal piece of art from Dutch architect Vladi Rapaport. It’s an artisan take on a skull, and one you can sit in. And it has a brain footstool to go with it (below). The chair is from Rapaport’s “Vanitas” collection, inspired by still life paintings by the Dutch masters in the 16th and 17th century. We were really surprised by the materials as it looks so much like the bent plywood pieces that are so popular today. The … (read more)

Sculptural Dream Chair by Carl Hansen & Son

We can’t decide if we like this spectacular Dream chair better with or without upholstery! The flowing curves of the shape of the wood are simply mesmerizing. But the leather looks so soft and supple – maybe one (or two) of each! Japanese architech Tadao Ando designed the Dream chair as a tribute to renowned mid-century Danish master, Hans J. Wegner. This magnificent chair crosses both borders and timelines. It’s minimalist, yet complex and clearly a piece of art as well as a functional (and extremely comfortable looking) … (read more)

Leaves Inspired Plywood Chair Biloba by Stouby

This chair design was inspired by the leaves from the Ginkgo Biloba tree – and thus the name. A very unique species of tree, it is highly revered and thought to have originated some 270 million years ago. So you can see how it would inspire a chair! The plywood Biloba chair by Stouby is available in oak (natural or stained), walnut and makassar (a flowering tree from Indonesia) and is a pure delight. Two leaves connect to form the back of the chair, in perfect Ying/Yang harmony. … (read more)

Incredibly Romantic Angel Bistro Chair by Fermob

There isn’t a romantic anywhere in the world who won’t fall in love with the Angel chair. Designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has outdone himself this time with his “Ange” (French for “Angel”). He’s restyled Fernob’s renowned “1900” Paris bistro line into a sentiment, a moment, a poem in steel. Two angel profiles, one male, one female, face inward to form the chair’s back. The wings are the arms. And when there is no one sitting in it, what an incredible shadow those two winged profiles cast (see photo … (read more)