Striking ombré glass chair


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/03/striking-ombre-glass-chair.html


#2

Reminds me of that scene of David Lynch’ Lost Highway, when that man bumps his head into the corner of the table. (Google Image ‘lost highway head table’ for yourself. I don’t want to spoil your appetites with a preview here.)


#3

You know, I was just thinking that what my house needs is a beautiful chair which my dog will absolutely refuse to sit in. This’ll be ideal!


#4

Heavy, fragile, uncomfortable, expensive. Largely unsuited to the use for which it is supposedly designed.

It’s like the platonic ideal of designer daftness.


#5

No mention of people in glass houses? :hushed:


#6

Reflect on your world after you have removed the cushions of your emotional being. What makes us comfortable, what does it take to reach our goals, is happiness an illusion?

$9,000, plus shipping and destination charges


#7

True I’m sure, but at least the colors are pretty.

I imagine the original was much more comfortable and useful, because arm rests.


#8

Just needs a couple of these:


#9

Thanks! (And I imagine them to look really stylish on my artsy new chair too!)


#10

This amazing piece of art has inspired me to compose a short verse:

Shards of glass,
in my ass -
Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow!


#11

Sure, they also come in black!


#12

Imagine how much happier Jerry Seinfeld would be if his couch was glass when Poppie came over…


#13

People who sit in glass chairs shouldn’t haul stones? Nope.
People who fart in chairs shouldn’t sit on glass? Nope.

I’m stumped.


#14

Anyone know how the color works in this context? Is it a relatively prosaic surface treatment? Some sort of not-exactly-paint-here exotic coating; or material science witchcraft actually diffused throughout the entire volume of the glass?


#15

Not certain about the ‘uncomfortable’ part. I’ve run across chairs that looked hideously uncomfortable but were (very surprisingly) not at all so.


#16

Just wait till you see the naugahyde window panes.


#17

Two thoughts: Firstly of the kink potential this provides. Second, the fact that I’m way to fat to trust a glass chair.


#18

Naked people shouldn’t sit in glass chairs?


#19

The trick, of course, is to pimp up those utilitarian corner bumpers with some swish handlebar tassels off a girl’s bike. Sorted.


#20

If I were rich I would buy one of these chairs …

… just so I could put a clear vinyl upholstery cover on it.