Archive for the furniture Category

Lago Divan

Posted in design, furniture, home with tags , , on May 14, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

What I love about these pieces of modular furniture by Lago is the appearance of floating.

Don’t they seem to be hovering over the floor?



Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Pixelated Chair

Posted in furniture, geek, sculpture with tags , , on April 24, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Of all the uses for awesome pixelated art…

Ow, ow, OUCH!


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Water Bottles and Weapons

Posted in furniture, sculpture with tags , on April 23, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

There’s no mention of the actual designer on the source page, but this lounge chair is made of hundreds of small water bottles.

When I hear the term “Aqua Lounge Chair” I think of something a bit more…blissful.

Now, when I hear “Throne of Weapons,” I’m pretty sure bliss isn’t anywhere in the picture.

But this piece wasn’t just a simple way to upcycle a gun collection.

These guns began life in the poisonous smelting factories of Russia, Eastern Europe, Korea or Portugal, before being put to bloody use in the dense jungles of Mozambique’s coastal lowlands. Now, under the initiative of Bishop Dinis Sengulane, they are crafted into icons that carry a nation’s hopes for peace.


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Misc Mashup #2

Posted in absurd, design, furniture, sculpture with tags , , , on April 22, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Here are some more selections I saved from Oddee.

This one doesn’t really qualify for the “uncomfortable” theme. Maybe some would find it uncomfortable to look at “ghost chairs,” but I actually think they are pretty wonderful.

Made of paper strips, this fellow looks like the colorful cousin of Snuffleupagus.

Supposedly, this also functions as wall art when not in use. I actually love the concept.

Should anyone want a chair like this, I’d be happy to make on on commission with the countless stuffed animals I’ve been waiting for the chance to donate.

I would never get out of this one alive:

The silence of the lambs…


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Yuliyan Mikov

Posted in design, furniture, sculpture with tags , , on April 22, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

This Roots Chair by Yuliyan Mikov is perhaps more of a sculpture piece.

I actually don’t have anything insightful or clever to say about it whatsoever. So just take a look…


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Misc Mashup #1

Posted in absurd, design, furniture, sculpture with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Here are a few gems found on Oddee.

This poor chair looks sickly, like it’s suffering a hideous case of lymphedema and needs physical therapy to get the swelling down…STAT!

The “Evolution and Love” chair. No, I don’t get it either.

Sometimes people take the “eco friendly” thing a bit too far. I’d venture to say there are better things to do with recyclables than stuff them in plastic and sit on them. My back hurts just looking at this bumpy plastic mess.

And here we have a stool that seems to completely defy all human reasons for inventing furniture in the first place:

Now for a rare egotistical statement: I think I have a better figure than this chair.


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Tufted Pigs

Posted in absurd, design, furniture with tags , , on April 21, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

These life sized pigs by Yvonne Fehling and Jennie Peiz are chairs…of sorts.

I’m reminded of Helena Bonham Carter yelling “I need a pig here!” (to rest her feet on) in the new Alice in Wonderland film.

Swanky swines in your home…yay or nay?


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: FUNature

Posted in design, furniture with tags , on April 20, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

This environmentally friendly design by Hugh Hayden takes its inspiration for the ball pits that children play in.

The FUNature furniture line is made up of non-toxic, repurposed, low-density polyethylene (salvaged tennis balls), put together in a patent-pending tension matrix. The pieces are flexible and adjustable, adapting to the user’s body and position much like the ball-pool but with a bit more stability. Hayden’s collection consists of chairs, piles, poufs, stools and tables in various sizes to accommodate both big and small bodies. The pieces are available in prescribed and custom colors, as well as custom ball patterns.

My own memories of play area ball pits are less than enchanting, but I bet children would enjoy these chairs for the novelty.


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Alessandro Mendini

Posted in design, furniture with tags , on April 20, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I have no idea what this chair may feel like to sit on, but I find it visually uncomfortable.


Uncomfortable Furniture Week: Antique Radiator Chair

Posted in antiques, furniture, sculpture with tags , , on April 20, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Nicely constructed, though certainly not the most comfortable place to lounge around: