Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I can't decide whether it's cool or creepy.

From the design exhibit at the IMA:

Oddly sculpted wingback chair looks like it might be a pleasant place for reading a good book...



...about sucking up the souls of the damned to power the Doomsday Device in your secret volcanic island lair.

30 comments:

Matt G said...

I like it. The slit up high helps let some light in, without revealing the reader from behind. Probably also helps with placement of that big thing, too.

Graybeard said...

I vote for creepy.

I'm not sure why I'd want a chair with a face on the back side, but I don't have a lair. Why is it that only super villains get to have lairs anyway?

jim in Houston said...

A privacy-freak Nam-vet friend recently sent me an article about the NSA's new "bridge of the Enterprise" command center. Put that thing on a swivel and it would be the Klingon Admiral's roost as he reads your emails on the big screen. Personally, I'll keep hitting the yard sales looking for a decent Eames knockoff to spend the rest of my life reading in.

tailwind said...

Head up your ass, or vice-versa.

Firehand said...

Looks like something Morticia Adams should be draped across

farmist said...

My first thought was that it would be perfect for Morticia Addams.

Jennifer said...

I'm gonna need a lair.

The Raving Prophet said...

It needs a swivel for that.

We all know the Chair for the Big Bad Guy needs to be on a swivel so he can dramatically turn around to reveal himself to the hero. All while stroking his cat.

That might be why I can never be a super villain. I'm allergic to cats. And it's just hard to imagine a super villain being all that convincing with a dog laying across him (or her, as the case may be).

Retired Spook said...

No offence intended to the designer, but I'd rather go out to the barn and sit on haybales. It's got to be more comfortable, and way less creepy.

og said...

Have to have my feet up as I read. Maybe one of those molded plastic hand-palm chairs for my feet. Then you could put the palm under the chin when not in use.

Jess said...

Why the hole? Fart vent?

Billll said...

The face is generic. Surely there is some famous person whose head you'd like to get into.

Imagine getting a computer geek one of those with Bill Gate's face on it.

Imagine getting Tam one with J.M.Browning.

global village idiot said...

The creepy part is the pouty expression.

There was plenty about ancient Sparta with which to find fault; but at least their statuary knew how to smile.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/Helmed_Hoplite_Sparta.JPG
gvi

Tam said...

"Why the hole? Fart vent?"

Didn't click the "Read more" link, eh? ;)

B5K said...

I want one with John Malkovich's face on the opposite side.

Ancient Woodsman said...

Actually, the artist cast that from the recovered metal that used to be the clapper in the gong atop the renowned Church of St. Fluvius Augustine, sister of St. Miriams.

I'm not sure what the name of the church is now, but that face rings a bell.

Mike_C said...

From the front view I thought it was just someone's slightly weird take on the Panton S chair but with the back (uh, face?) view I'd have to vote for creepy. Plus in my cramped quarters the chair would have to face (the actual face part, that is -- damnit it's confusing to describe) into a corner anyway, kinda defeating the purpose.

@Og: ahahaha! Brilliant!
@Billl: The face is generic. Well, the features are kinda generic white(ish) person. Bet you a dollar someone's (likely a white person, yet) worked up a self-righteous butthurt critique about how the chair reveals racism on the part of the creator, what with expropriation of the color for application to an insufficiently "ethnic" set of features.

Steve Skubinna said...

From the front it look like a halfway retracted convertible top...

Windy Wilson said...

B5K wins for best comment today on the Internet.
I, too would like one that more strongly resembled John Malkovich.
:) :)

Darrell said...

Or like the guest of honor's seat at the sacrifice. :S

Tom the Impaler said...

You can't have it Tam, until you have a leather dress and minions.

NotClauswitz said...

How do you Mozambique that thing? Thirteen in the head?

NotClauswitz said...

How do you Mozambique that thing, thirteen in the head?

Loki1776 said...

Sit on my face

Hermit said...

I'm not sure, but it looks to me, if one would lean back in that he'd do a face plant.

rickn8or said...

Nope. Sorry. Don't care for furniture that keeps me from seeing Evildoers creeping up behind while I'm reading.

Windy Wilson said...

Way back about 8 lifetimes ago, I worked in aerospace at a company that shall remain nameless due to libel and slander laws. Another employee and I went to the office of one of the managers for a meeting, and saw no one. The high back chair behind the desk was turned away from us. We sat and waited for the manager to return, when the chair turned around to reveal "Mr. Big" who had been doing something or other on the credenza behind the desk without speaking. The high back hid him. This chair with a swivel would be positively demonic, although I think with the eye holes it would lose a bit.

global village idiot said...

Ancient Woodsman, shame on you...

gvi

Anonymous said...

That chair just HAS to swivel so that you can turn around in it to greet whomever enters the room, while practicing your evil laugh of course.

Windy Wilson said...

Don't blame Ancient Woodsman now. No story is too long if there's a pun at the end of it.