Spotted on Beautiful Life, the Monster Chair is…well, something worth sharing! Don’t expect something beautiful, that will simply inspire you with its dazzling presence. No, not at all! As the name already says it, the Monster Chair is something rather, anaesthetic. A design object that fits the daring ones. It doesn’t go with everything and it’s not something you would buy for your exquisite new home. It’s something you would choose to impress the visitors. Or maybe you would go for “little monsters” if you were really into Quasimodo and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Inspired by the Gothic design, Marcel Wanders created a line of chairs that intrigues the imagination of any sane individual. The chairs have a steel frame and are available with or without the monster face sewed on the black synthetic leather. The black leather fantasy he envisioned is very much connected to his personal belief in the “obnoxious” doomsday: “I will be sitting on a little stool at the head of a large table, ready for an eternal dinner. Seven dark leather chairs with ferocious faces surround the table. Eight sets of silver cutlery and white porcelain plates lay amongst copious amounts of white tulips on a fresh white tablecloth with white ribbons.”
An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal as it once was now that TV screens are so flat and compact. You just need to have a look around at all your stuff and see what needs a storage area of its own! Here are some great ideas that might pique your interest.
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.