Tag Archive | Armchair

Eye On Design: Snake Upholstered Sofa and Chair By Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari

Snake Sofa Installation View
Toiletpaper Paradise Installation View (All Photos By Gail)

Toiletpaper Paradise was an amazing, interactive art exhibit that was installed in the gallery at Cadillac House in Soho, NYC from February 9th to April 12th, 2017. The brains behind this fab happening are artist Maurizio Cattelan (whom you have read about previously on this rad blog) and his photographer partner Pierpaolo Ferrari. The exhibit, which was a surrealist wet dream of an apartment comprised of four rooms, was sponsored by creative media agency Visionaire and based on the duo’s image-heavy art publication, Toiletpaper Magazine.

Toiletpaper Paradise Signage

Because the exhibit — which was dubbed as being comparable to “Mad Men on Acid” — was so insanely Instagramable, it was always packed with Asian Millennials and, thus, virtually impossible to get any photos that didn’t include people literally crawling all over the various design items. Annoying!

Snake Chair 3

Through endless patience, I did manage to get decent shots of the crazy cool Midcentury sofa and armchair, both upholstered in fabric covered in lifelike images of many different writhing and colorful snakes. Fun!

Snake Sofa

The Spaghetti-patterned floors and wallpapers definitely detracted from the upholstery design, but that was obviously intentional.

Snake Chair 1

Really beautiful and comfortable as well!

Snake Chair 2

See photos of the full Toiletpaper Paradise Installation at Cadillac House at This Link!

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Herter Brothers Armchair

Velvet Armchair
Photo By Gail

Each time Geoffrey and I visit The Met, we end up in a section of the Museum that we’ve not only never seen before, but often have no idea that it even existed. On our last exhibit, we randomly wandered into the Art Furniture Galleries (or whatever they’re called), and that was fairly mind blowing. Check out this very ornate, and still quite comfy-looking, pink velvet armchair, which was once owned by William H. Vanderbilt, where it was part of a lavish drawing room. Designed and manufactured by Herter Brothers circa 1881-82, the chair features gilded wood, with beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay details (clearly visible in the photo above), still has its original patterned, pink velvet upholstery, and is simply stunning.

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Upholstered Chair that Looks like Marble

Upholstered Chair That Looks Like Marble
Photo By Gail

You can’t tell until you get right up on it that this fancy Armchair — which you’d swear to God is made of solid, rock hard Marble —  is in fact upholstered in a satin-like textile which has been digitally screen-printed to resemble marble. Oh, the cleverness.

Louis XV Goes to Sparta, as it is called, is designed by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman for Cerruti Baleri. We spotted it at Kasher / Potamkin Boutique in the Chelsea Gallery District. Get more information and see more photos of this fabulous chair from the company that made it and other custom upholstery in Orange County!

Tongue Armchair

Tongue Arm Chair
Lick It Up (Image Source)

The Paszcza armchair, designed by Poland-based design studio WAMHOUSE embraces a unique, modern and creative design owing to its red cushioned seat, designed to resemble a tongue. Gene Simmons would approve!