Scopophilia chair by Fiona Roberts. Quit trying to look up my skirt.
As much as I love beautiful things, weird makes me even happier.
I was wandering the wild, wild west of the internet last night, and I came across the creepy eyeball chair. This discovery, of course, led me to other weird chairs, etc. You can see where this is going. Today’s OBT is all about bizarre and uncomfortable chair designs.
If sitting is the new smoking (because heaven knows I was feeling way too good about myself for successfully quitting smoking), then these things will likely help you live longer. Here goes.
Ball Pit Chair by Tuomas Pykko. This thing would be great for keeping a toddler busy. I can imagine Riley taking out all the balls, one by one, and dropping them all over the house for me to trip over later.
Prickly chair by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers. I’m assuming this is not intended to be sat upon. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about the pets getting on the furniture (after that first emergency trip to the vet).
Unexpectedly adorable Hard-Boiled Egg chairs and tables by Jean Jullien
PrettyPretty (their name, not mine) chairs by Degana Kailjo are, according to the designer, “Pretty heads to sit on.” Draw your own conclusions.
An oldie-but-goodie, the Surf Chair Workstation by Kenneth Lylover, circa 2000. I find this one quite beautiful, if impractical. So you get yourself all settled in and comfortable, then the doorbell rings. How long do you think it would take to get out of that thing?
And to cap off the list, here’s Maximo Riera’s Dung Beetle Chair. (Okay, technically, it’s a rhino beetle, but dung is funnier.)
And now, here is the 1986 music video from “Open Your Heart,” in which Madonna chair dances her little heart out.
August 23, 2014 at 8:56 am
From surreal chair art to cheesy 80s music videos. You get around on your late night prowls. I think I liked Taylor’s tongue-in-cheek moves better.
August 23, 2014 at 9:14 am
That I do!
August 23, 2014 at 9:29 am
Love the surf chair… almost as much as your commentary! lol
August 23, 2014 at 9:44 am
Hard-boiled egg chair for me!
August 23, 2014 at 9:50 am
We love that one, too! It’d be great in a kid’s room.
August 23, 2014 at 10:59 am
At first I liked the egg chair. But that inflatable chair looked pretty good. I wonder if it would make my butt look big….
August 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm
If that is your goal, go for it!
August 25, 2014 at 7:09 am
Inflatable dress chair is HI-larious!
August 25, 2014 at 10:03 am
Agreed. I’m just imagining that it would impede you from getting anywhere quickly, not just because of the shoe-inflation-thingamabobs, but because everyone would want to take your picture.
August 25, 2014 at 8:32 am
Been looking for a new desk chair, I really fancy that eyeball one. Would definitely keep the sister out. :p
August 25, 2014 at 10:04 am
For sure, but I, for one, would have a terrible time working with all those things looking at me.
August 25, 2014 at 11:30 am
Having trouble seeing any of those in my living room. Or bed room. Maybe on the porch.
August 25, 2014 at 11:34 am
Preferably under a tarp.
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