Everyone always seems to have a “chair” that they claim as their own. My grandfather (called Gran-Gran which was my version of grandfather) had “his” chair, Dad had a gold recliner, Mom had a covered rocker that has rocked four generations, I had a little wooden black rocking chair as a child and now I have a blue recliner and Alyssa had and has many chairs! Maybe it is something in my family, but a “chair” is often sentimental.

I’m not sure if these chairs are sentimental, but they definitely are artistic.

Image: Pedro Friedberg Hand and Foot Chair

“The Seatub” by Baek-Ki Kim

“Zen Recliner” by Jay Hung and Paul Fong

The “Cloud Chair” made by Gallery Ormond in Geneva

Julia Krantz

The “Barca” chair created by Jakob Joergensen, a designer at Copenhagen’s Designskole

Growing Chair” by Michael Bussien

Designer Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror’s Peacock Chair

Image: Giant High Heel Shoe Chair Image: Meltdown Chair by Tom Price

This Chair Construction” by Wolk Design

“Splash Lounge Chair” by Michael Wendel

“The Gravity Chair” by Stokke

The Soft Pipe” by designers Samanta Snidaro and Andrea Fino

“Pod” can be purchased at the FrontGate

Which is your favorite? I think I would be scared of the “Growing Chair,” but I totally love the little man on “This Chair Construction.”

With my little black rocking chair, I used to kneel in front of it, look through the spokes in the back of the chair, and pretend to be a “bank lady.” I used my Monopoly money and pieces of paper that I had drawn to look like money. The great thing is that I had it out for Alyssa when she was younger and without me even telling her, one day she started playing “bank lady” through the spokes with Monopoly money. I still can’t believe that we both did the same exact thing!


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1 gaelikaa September 25, 2009 at 6:51 am

Hi, I've seen you around in comment boxes everywhere and I'm finally visiting you. I like your blog very much. You know I missed being a redhead by inches! My mother has red hair, I have brown hair but my hair has a touch of auburn. Anyway, I liked those chairs a lot especially the ones with a reclining position built in.

It would be nice if you could look in on my blogs sometime.

Meanwhile, I'll be back with you!


2 Lauren September 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

I actually really love the growing chair, it's so pretty. I'd be afraid of attracting bugs or something though. And I absolutely LOVE the twisty one that looks like a deck in the tornado. Barca it was, I think. I could nest in that one. 🙂 The circular one at the end is neat too. This makes me want to decorate!


3 La Belle Mere UK September 25, 2009 at 11:36 am

Wow! I actually sell chairs for a living!! None quite like these though!

LBM xxx


4 confused homemaker September 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

The chair made of all the dolls kinda weirds me out. The wooden chairs by Julia Krantz are beautiful.


5 Scrappy Girl September 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Splash is my fave…that would make some great photo ops! Love it!


6 Tammy Howard September 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

The chair construction one has my sister's name written all over it.

Me? I like the tub and the splash! I like the pod, too. The idea of reading in the tub without getting pruny is most appealing.


7 Sara E September 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

ok.. wow! I think comfort totally goes out the window with most of those…. but they all look totally crazy and amazing

my very favorite is the peacock chair.. and the gravity chair seems pretty funky comfy crazy cool


8 Amy September 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I like the shoe and the tub. They look fun.


9 kyslp September 25, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I don't think I could handle sitting in the gravity chair. Now, the pod chair looks neat though.


10 Petula September 25, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Those are some very interesting chairs, indeed. I wouldn't mind trying each one out except the one made with the dolls. That's kind of scary! LOL


11 Unknown Mami September 26, 2009 at 12:28 am

I like the hand and foot chair. I could always use an extra hand and I'm always putting my foot in my mouth.


12 Shawn September 26, 2009 at 4:25 am

Wow! These were so cool!! I love some of those wooden ones—my hubby has made a few cool ones of his own. He is a cabinetmaker that also builds furniture….


13 KK September 26, 2009 at 5:18 am

Those are very interesting chairs! I love a rocking chair, any kind 🙂


14 The Sideshow Scrapbook September 26, 2009 at 11:11 am

wow so very interesting chairs….I like the one's that look like they are made out of recycled material.



15 Ashley Ladd September 27, 2009 at 1:11 am

Those are a bunch of ugly chairs. Worse, they don't look comfy. The only one I thought looked cool was the terrarium chair.


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