11 February 2008

tippi, i'm scared! pt. 2 (unsettling art furniture)


if you read our recent post about the scary flock of crows that might or might not have caused maison21 bodily harm last saturday, you'll understand why the above chair sent a shiver down m21's spine. creepy, yet kinda cool, no? the wingback chair covered in black feathers is entitled "portrait of george 1", 2007, by elyse hochstadt, and is available at the FIVEten studio in oakland, ca. ($7500.00).

maison21 discovered the FIVEten studio because he had a design magazine emergency today, having read all the new issues of the design mags he subscribes to- so off to the newsstand to purchase all the regional design magazines that he buys pretty much only when desperate, as they can be a bit hit or miss, editorially speaking (though he'd be MORE than happy to be published in any of them, thank you). he picked up a copy of california home + design, which he's not sure if he's read before, and it was pretty good, actually. he might have to subscribe!

here's some other cool things from FIVEten studio:
"pig bank", Harry Allen- Reality series, 100% Resin and Gold plated, ($220.00).

"4L Combo - Dining Table", by Robert Austin Gonzalez, Hand Rubbed lacquer,($10,500).

9 comments:

Cindy said...

My cats are peering over my shoulder drooling and insisting I buy them that chair!

Pigtown-Design said...

That pig's kinda cool, no?

The Peak of Chic said...

The feather chair is rather interesting. Clever too! I obviously missed your post about the crows- yikes!

katiedid said...

I saw this chair too and thought of you! I only hope it is comforting to know the birds are now deceased.

Alkemie said...

Crows! Wow the chair really does resemble a crow, neat concept but scary to me since crows are menacing and represent death in many places. I do like the golden piggy though :)

Suzy said...

That chair IS a bit scary...love the little piggie though, how cute!

maison21 said...

so suzy, alkemie and pig-town- glad you like that little bling-bling piggie, but i've since found out that the bank is almost as creepy as the chair (if not more). here's what the manufacturer and distributor of the pig has to say about it:

"A bank cast from a pig that died a natural death." (www.areaware.com)

and now that i know? i still think it's cute, and kinda of want one...

Topsy Turvy said...

Love the dining table! Looks like all the legs are different.
The chair and baby pig are a little too creepy for me.

Pigtown-Design said...

{wiping cracker crumbs off the monitor screen}... EWWWW! Don't want the pig anymore, thanx.