Every year without fail, my favorite exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is PolArt Designs of Mexico. Each piece of their Victorian style furniture is custom-made to the end-user’s specs of finish color and fabric type, to make these pieces suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. At ICFF 2018, I was particularly smitten with this Modern Victorian Ottoman and Sofa created in a pale pink finish with complementray pink velvet fabric upholstery. Simply reathtaking.
Chamber home design boutique and gallery on West 23rd Street is currently hosting a selection of new creations from botanically-minded Japanese artist Azuma Makoto. We especially love this bean-shaped Sofa and Table set covered in vibrant green AstroTurf! Talk about successfully bringing nature indoors!
Each piece has what looks to us like a single, sprouted Leek bulb accent. This makes more sense when you see some of the other objects designed by Makoto, such as an array of crystal glass boxes shaped like seeds, sprouted bulbs suspended in acrylic cubes, and a tabletop collection of fungi dipped in precious metals, all of which are available in the boutique through April 30th, 2016.
Chamber is Located at 515 West 23rd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.
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Ah, the extreme aesthetic joy of furniture that looks like food. I’m not sure how comfortable this sofa is, but it looks amazing!
I don’t know if this couch, plastered with the questionably disquieting face of actor Nicholas Cage, is real, but it’s all over the Internet, and it’s definitely creepy.
Thanks to Neatorama for the tip!
Talk about Fierce! I’ve heard of going on a “Couch Safari” but this Taxidermy-inspired Tiger Skin Sofa is taking it a bit to the extreme! If you’re looking for a conversation-starting centerpiece for your living room perhaps this will work? Animal lovers and conservationists can rest assured that the tiger pelt is an upholstery reproduction and we are guessing that the head is a fabrication as well. Not sure of the price tag but you can find out how to get one of these Rodolfo Rocchetti designed beauties for your home at Tappezzeria Rocchetti Dot Com.
While this unique soft sculpture initially appears to be a sofa (due to its overall size and shape), a closer look reveals that this extremely cleverly designed Pig Chair isn’t really a couch, but more of a Love Seat (for two very skinny people) at best. At any rate, it looks soft and comfy and is certainly a fantastic conversation piece. According to designer Pavia Burroughs (who created “Hillhock,” she she calls it, as part of her senior design thesis) the chair is, “completely hand stitched, upholstered in dusty pink velvet and pink satin, sports two hand carved walnut hooves and two glass taxidermy eyes. His entire body has been padded with 2″ upholstery foam. Being mostly carved from insulation foam, he is surprising light weight and durable. He could easily be picked up by one average adult (except for his awkward shape). His underside is covered in bottom cloth, making him easily pushed around a room.”
The chair is selling on Etsy for $950 (pick up only on site in Philadelphia) and will be available for pick-up after May 19, 2011. More pictures and purchasing information are available at This Link.