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8 Must-See Outrageous Chair Designs

Would you dare to take a seat?

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Photography: Osian BW/Studio Drift (Main Photo)

A chair is basically an essential piece in any home—we sit on it and even use it as an accent piece. However, for some designers, the basic piece can use a little out-of-this-world makeover. They thought of going beyond the usual by using materials and techniques to create eye-catching designs. Here are eight awesome chairs that will either excite you or leave you uttering—"No thanks, I'll stand."

1. Cutlery Chair

When designer Osian Batyka-Williams discovered that some restaurants often change their cutlery, he came up with a unique piece of furniture made of spoons, forks and knives. Who would have thought someone can sit on silverware?



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2. Ghost Chair

Designed by Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordjin as part of Studio Drift’s Ghost Collection, it features clear plexiglass that may look too fragile to sit on. The Ghost Chair also has a very sharp-edged graphic silhouette with ghost-like forms seen on the backrest and legs that were created using laser technology.



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3. Pretty Pretty Seating

These are not actual heads of ladies, but a pouf and a barstool made of dyed horsetail hair. The stools are designed by Degana Kailjo which she referred to as “Pretty heads to sit on.”

4. Panda Chair

The Panda Chair was designed and created by noted Brazilian upcycling designer-brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana. The stuffed pandas were stitched together to a stainless steel base. It was the seventh chair produced in an edition of 25 exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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5. Ruby Rocking Chair

The sculptural Ruby Rocking chair by Pouyan Mokhtarani is modelled after human anatomy. Aside from its unique design, it can also make anyone feel comfortable in an instant as it avoids pressure on the tailbone and pelvis, supporting the person sitting by the back of the thighs.

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6. Cut Chair

Notice something interesting? The chair may look like it's sliced into pieces, but don't be afraid to take a seat—it's perfectly stable. Designed by Peter Bristol, the Cut Chair only has one broken leg, creating an optical illusion of broken legs. Hidden underneath the rug is a metal plate that supports the chair.

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7. Fish Rocking Chair

This rocking chair is a one-off piece sculpted by Tristan Cochrane. It does look "fishy" as it is made entirely from actual canned sardines that were cast in aluminum and welded together. 

 




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8. Inception Chair

Who wouldn't love this puzzle-like set of nesting chairs designed by Vivian Chiu? It takes inspiration from the archetype of the chair nestling within a progressively smaller form of the same to create the actual seat, much like the movie of the same name.



PHOTOS: Studio Drift | Artsy | Trends Hunter | Osian BW | Pouyan M | Peter Bristol | Tristan Cochrane | Vivian Chiu

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