They are our dirty little secrets. You don’t have to be a Creative to have a good idea go horribly wrong. It’s a thin line from being unique to being called out on your “wacky” ideas. I’ve been there. I get it. So hats off to these inventors for taking those risks and coming up with some … well … er… horrifying creations.
Thank you Nacho Carbonell for your disemboweled alien table. The concept that this Spanish Designer had in mind was a good one, in CONCEPT. The SKIN collection, appropriately named for an outer elastic cover that stretches to hold various items, takes the shape of said items within it. “It’s all about changing the point of view … one’s way of perceiving things,” says Carbonell. Honey, have you seen my glasses? Yes, Dear. Check the belly of the night stand.
Korean Designer Chul An Kwak believes in incorporating dynamic motion into furniture. Dynamic indeed. The end table and console table are meant to mimic running horses. But what are they running away from, I wonder? Truthfully I think they are quite morbidly beautiful.
Stick it where the sun don’t shine. For all of you who have a solid core that keeps you stable, congratulations. For those of you who are accident prone like me, this chair is not for us. One glass of wine too many and you’ll just have to remember to cover your eyes and deal with the consequences of those rather long, blunt ends later.
I’ll admit, I’ve used the term “sexy” for pieces of furniture. But this chair takes it to another level. Vladimir Tseler designed the living chair after and sexy and demure female figure … Um, Duh. I had to read his description again to make sure I wasn’t misconstruing what he was envisioning here. It’s pink, so that helped.
Apparently there are a few naughty neighbors in the UK. Not to worry, James McAdams has designed a cherry and steel masterpiece that disguises itself as a bed side table. If you hear a bump in the night dismantle your table and use it as both shield and weapon. Clever James.
This is like Pee Wee’s Playhouse gone horribly wrong. I know I have used the wrong fabric in certain applications but this fuzzy marshmallow Cipria Sofa designed by Fernando and Humberto makes me wonder what they were influenced under when they were exploring their options. Is this what it was intended to look like? I can’t tell if this would be super fun to sit on or feel just plain awkward.
The American Rapper, (singer, record producer, composer, AND fashion designer), Pharrell Williams, recently tried on another creative hat… Furniture designer. He says his Prespective chair “was designed to represent the love between a man and woman”. . . And the total stranger sitting intimately atop you. Jason Miller, An American Designer, debuted the Woolly Chair in Istanbul Turkey. He describes it as “decadent” and includes a full length bla bla bla about it’s inspiration. I’m not mad, Jason. In fact I’m a big fan. I admire your accolades. Receiving a 2005 Bombay Saphire Rising Star Award, a 2007 Best Break Through Designer by Wallpaper Mag and many more is nothing to laugh at. It’s clear you are a big deal. But the chair is hardly decadent. Cute, for sure. It just needs a watering hole to accompany it and it fits right in.
We all make mistakes. But, I believe it’s better to take the risk and see where it leads you then to be safe and miss out on something … well… Decadent?!
Whether you love it or hate it, at least it’ll give ‘em something to talk about. Am i right?
Dwell Well Dwellers…