When we moved into our new place my partner was adament he was putting another sofa into the already over crowded living room. “What if we have guests over?” he pleaded, selflessly thinking about the bums of the many many (none) guests we have round to our matchbox sized flat in Edinburgh every day of the week. “No!” I grumbled. And that was that.
Until the following week when he came home brandishing a box which would fit the entire contents of the house in, including us and all of our many guests. With a smile on his face that suggested he knew he was in trouble… he began to pull off the duck tape.
Assembly happened quickly and suddenly one of these guys was standing in my living room.
Whilst being a little bit 90′s for my taste (not to mention it vaguely resembles garden furniture), our little egg chair has grown on me and I soon understood it’s function (to store random items in when visitors come over) and practicality (he doesnt fit in it.. not even a little bit). BUT, joking aside, it does look good, and attracts many compliments from our many guests… when they come over.
After a little research and investgation into some of the hippest interior designers in town, I have come across a few more that when I buy my mansion house (complete with dressing room, stables, rooftop pool and fully functioning, 24 hour cocktail bar), I will definitely hunt down for my plush pad. Here are some of my favourites!
The Hug Chair by Gabriella Asztalos
The hug chair’s simple design and beautiful soft shape is designed to allow two people to sit face to face, meaning that your bodies are in a ‘hugging’ position. The idea behind this piece, is that through physical connection, you feel socially and emotionally connected with the person sitting opposite you. The upper part sweeps over your head and signifys a thouroughfare of thoughts and emotions between loungers… exactly like a hug!
The Chakra Chair by Karim Rashid
We have all suffered back pain at the hands of an office chair. I swear those things werent created for human backs. Thats where the Chakra Chair comes in. Innovatively designed by Karim Rashid and Raynor Contract, the Chakra’s many pads are carefully placed to support you and your body’s pressure points in a bid to give you a better back and a calmer mind. It’s rather industrial design may not make it a household favourite but people would kill for one of these in offices up and down the country.
T Chair by Gabriel Canas
Inspird by 80′s videogame ‘Tetris’ the T-chair is an innovative piece of decontructivist architeture, created by the very talented Gabriel Canas. The chair is comprised of five of the seven tetrominoes pieces from Tetris and is a handcrafted fibre glass unit. I’m not sure how comfortable it would be, but it’s sure to create a statement.
So… have I won you over? Will you be dashing out to buy a funky new addition to your home this weekend? Let us know in the comments box below?