Sometimes we just want to flip a table and go take a hike, far, far away from work. Furniture designer Chen Liu — who flipped a bunch of cut up yoga mats to make both a book and a chair — may actually convince us to sit still and zen out our need to flee. [...]
A great talking point for any living room is The Walrus Chair. It’s designed by Spanish designer Maximo Riera, and follows in the footsteps of his previous creations, The Octopus Chair and The Rhino Chair.
More over The Egg, there is a new novelty chair in town. The Disco chair, constructed from 200 meters of Electroluminescent wire, transforms into a neon rainbow with a flick a switch. A change of the pulse settings also allows the chair to become an incredible strobe light substitute. The bespoke furniture concept was commissioned by Wallpaper* Magazine, with help from London design consultancy, Kiwi & Pom.
Same same, but different! In the 1940s, American manufacturing company Emeco brought the world a design legend in their virtually indestructible aluminum Navy chairs. While the originals were once just standard décor on US Naval destroyers and submarines, the new millennium incarnations are now in demand for furbishing more chic establishments on dry land.
Where, oh, where was this chair when I was an impressionable youngster, licking sherbet spoons and fantasizing about being lost in the sugar-coated world of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Dutch-German designer Pieter Brenner, take a bow. Just don’t bow down too close to my goddamn sugar chair.