Even though it resembles a kitchen strainer, 4Grammy was the first to guess correctly. The fly chair by Zanotta is a versatile furniture piece because of its clear carbon frame and quota fabric. I picture it sitting in an outdoor space or an urban loft because of its futuristic look. What room in your home would you place the chair in?
But, I’m just dying to sit in it, just not necessarily in my own home. Maybe around Leanne’s abs table?
ABBI: Might be worth it to have one around, just for the joke factor. My friend just moved into a new rental house and the previous owners left a hand chair in one of the bathrooms. When first-time visitors head towards that room, she says, “Let me know if you need a hand in there.” [insert groan here]
CAMILLE: Yeah, that sounds about right. They also remind me a little too much of King Kong.
BRIANA: Ooh, good call! I’m still undecided, because while I think people like Kelly Wearstler handle this kind of sculptural statement well, and I love the hand chair in Emily Henderson’s office (Marianne, your pin reminded me of this)…
I loved reading all your guesses (especially Edwin’s toilet answer). Dianne and Beth A. are both right with their storage and chair answers. The HGTV editors ran across this exceptional piece by Al-Hamad Design at ICFF this year. The Little Oyster functions as a side table, chair and storage unit. Lifting the tabletop reveals a chair, while lifting the seat cushion opens up to a lighted storage unit — making it a perfect piece for you city dwellers.
Check back next Wednesday to guess a new mystery item.
The sofas draw inspiration from the 1937 original designed by none other than Salvador Dalí, modeling it from the lips of famous 1930′s actress Mae West. Since then, several designers have hopped on the lip train to create these red hot pieces.
Its almost regal, throne-like shape made me recall the Muirfield bench, and who can resist such a playful fabric pattern? Plus, it has a vintage pedigree, which makes it doubly cool. I have to say, I think this settee is greater than the sum of its parts.
The mod seat suits my taste perfectly, and the country legs are an unexpected twist. Even better, right now these chairs are on sale. Which makes it even more tempting for me to buy one or two in support of my designer “neighbor.” (Brooklyn, represent!)