Fabio Novembre’s Skull Chair Updated for Mexico’s Day of the Dead

To commemorate this year’s Day of the Dead, designer Fabio Novembre has updated his Jolly Roger armchair by covering it in a traditional sugar-skull pattern. Originally launched by Italian brand Gufram in 2013, Novembre’s skull chair appears minimal from the front, but its back is designed to resemble a human skull. The skull on the new edition – launched to coincide with Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos – is hand-painted to include bones and teeth, as well as traditional Mexican sugar-skull patterns such as lace and flowers. Inside, the skull chair features a map of the world, just like the original Jolly Roger. We’ve already featured this chair in our collection of creative skull chairs and we invite you to chek the rest of chairs!

TERRA! The Armchair Made From Grass

Originally released at Salone Satellite in 2000, TERRA! went on to be sold worldwide until 2005 when it was determined that producing it themselves was no longer feasible. Until now… Studio Nucleo is back with a new version of their infamous design that lets you grow your very own grass armchair in your garden. If you’ve ever longed to feel a part of nature, this chair will do it as it slowly becomes part of your landscape. Realizing there’s a disconnect with people and the belongings they bring into their homes, Studio Nucleo lets you become the creator as it arrives as an unfinished product that you must set up and grow. TERRA’s flatpack, laser cut cardboard parts arrive at your door waiting for you to get started. Separate the cardboard frames using a cutting knife along the perforations. Follow along in the numerical order that’s laid out. Place the assembled frame in the location you want to grow it. Fill the compartments 2/3 of the way with any non-compressible material – rocks, expanded clay, bricks. Fill the remaining room with soil and pack it carefully without messing up the frame. Then cover the entire thing with a thin layer of sand. Sprinkle grass seed evenly over the surface of the chair and pat them down so they don’t roll away. Water the chair gently so the soil isn’t disturbed. Water daily and you’ll see the grass begin to grow in about 10 days. Check their Kickstarter campaign.

Gregory Besson Giant Skull Armchair

Created by French designer Gregory Besson, this superbly stylised Skull Armchair is built from reinforced fiberglass and rounded out with a plush and high quality leather seat. “Since my childhood, I always wanted to share my world, show what I think, what I want, what I do and what I am. At 19 I successfully passed a graphic degree, I quickly made design and creating my priority. Today at age 32 I’m not only a designer, I feel like a craftsman, an artist who does not need anyone to design and create projects. All my products are 100% made by me in my own workshop in Paris.” he explains.

El Purista Smokers’ Armchair

Chilean architect, Rodrigo Gonzalez, together with German lawyer, Alexander Sauer, conceived the idea of creating a smoker’s armchair for El Purista. The armchair is made of molded beech and walnut wood, and offers the cigar aficionado a personal retreat to relax, smoke, and enjoy. The small drawers hidden within the arms of the chair have enough room to hold a drink and cigar accessories.

A Lounge Chair Inspired by a Wheelbarrow

Taking inspiration from the outdoors in the form of a wheelbarrow, ONEMANDUO designed a lounge chair named Rapide for Estonian company Borg. Combining a contemporary, curvy form with the functionality of being able to move it, the chair makes for a practical seating option. The oversized, wooden wheels not only transport the chair from place to place, they also add a decorative element that ties in the two legs and handle on the back. Now you can easily haul your chair to another room without scratching your floors to breaking your back.

Armada High Armchair by Zoran Jedrejcic

Zoran Jedrejcic has designed the Armada High Armchair for manufacturer Hookl und Stool. “Armada High Armchair is defined by its forceful design and exceptional lightness, accomplished by combining the tiniest materials, making this piece of furniture almost sculpture appearance. With its highly developed static, the constructive part of the seater is made of steel, with various finishing as polished, chromed, brass or burnished steel, which emphasizes the elegancy and sharpness this vigorous design has. The seater consists of the construction made of thin steel and covering made of high quality leather or fur. Unique magnet system connects different type of pillows and other gadgets with the seater part. Armada high armchair is made of different type of solid wood, like elm, walnut, cherry and pear. On request, it could be tailor made, respecting client’s measures and special needs.”

Alessandro Mendini’s Proust Chair for Marble Exhibition

Alessandro Mendini recreated his iconic Proust chair in marble for an exhibition of products shown by Italian company Robot City at Ventura Lambrate in Milan. Made for the Italian marble company’s Solid Spaces show, the new iteration of the Proust chair is an attempt to create an object with a “hyper-realist” appearance by using marble to create an “almost surreal” effect, said Robot City. Originally created in 1978, the Poltrona di Proust chair became Mendini’s best-known work. It was the first in a series known as Redesigns, which brought together his academic theories on the importance of historical context for design and the significance of surface appearances in a fast-moving world. This marble version is one of four creations by different designers produced from a single 38.7-tonne block of white marble, excavated from a quarry owned by Robot City leader Gualtiero Vanelli. The designs “give unexpected twists to the interchange between form, function, visual appearance, ergonomics, tradition and innovation”, said Robot City in a statement.

Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten for Kvadrat

Today we want to show another creative chair. Richard Hutten has designed the Layers Cloud Chair made from layers of fabric cut using a CNC machine. The chair will be part of Kvadrat’s Divina exhibition during Salone del Mobile next month. The inspiration for the project is colorful fossils forming colored desert terrain, located in Arizona, USA. Take a look!

Beautiful Peacock Chair by UUfie

Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit Chan of the architecture firm UUfie, have designed the Peacock Chair. “Taking the inspiration from nature. “Peacock” is an expression of trying to capture a natural instance such as a flower blossoming or a bird’s tail fanning in a ritual courtship. “Peacock” represents these frozen moments of beauty and happiness. The design and fabrication process began like children playing with paper by cutting, bending and folding it, to create a chair simply now called the “Peacock” for its resemblance. “Peacock” is made from a type of acrylic composite that has the ability to transform, but requires a delicate process involving manipulating a single sheet within minutes. The idea of freezing a fluid moment is literally captured as the material is stretched by hand. Resulting in a lace-like appearance of a structurally strong material. “Peacock” is produced in three versions, a large (limited edition) and smaller small size which can be seen in white or in color for indoor and outdoor use. Material: Acrylic Composite Sheet.”

Black Angular Skull Armchair by Harold Sangouard

Being an evil genius requires great attention to your lair and appearance. Sure you could be sitting in a Skull mountain like Skeletor, but then you sit in a regular chair with a couple of skulls and shenanigans randomly thrown in, ruining the effect. You could get yourself a scary chair, but that usually kills the comfort. Not in this chair though, the Skull Armchair is meant to be a comfortable chair. Designed and created by Harold Sangouard, the chair is a resin structure built off a steel frame, and finished with a glossy black paint. There’s a golden version in the works as well. Built in a blend of furniture and art, the skull chair is quite an intriguing set. Padded seating of the chair is covered in velvet, and its structure is built for comfort. As far as design and execution goes, this is great. I’d be an evil genius if that meant sitting on the chair, but I woefully lack that talent. The chair is available for purchase, prices available on request at Harold Sangouard’s website.

Glamour Beetle Armchair

“Glamour Beetle Armchair” is an eclectic and beautiful interpretation of the iconic Volkswagen car and a baroque styled armchair, all made exclusively in Italy. The design duo Andrea Colombo and Linda Assandri of Zac Glamour came together to create something unique and glamorous – ultimately the car being chosen the the customer. This particular mock up happened to be the Beetle’s front end turned into an ultra chic conversation piece and seat. Swarovski crystals and silver and/or gold leaf are used to create your own one-of-a-kind design. The car’s front end features scrolling French style legs that extend from where the grill would normally be placed, while the headlights and chassis are still in tact enough to distinguish the make and model of the car.

Eye-Catching “Gi Booth” Chair by Jakob Gomez

This eye-catching and interesting chair is the latest work of the architect and designer Jakob Gomez. Gi Booth, as it’s called, differs by a really creative and interesting approach to form, color and functionality of the armchair design. The chair’s architectural aesthetic and the amazing combination of strong basic colors with 3 different types of woods create an awesome contrast, and with every standpoint you are likely to discover surprising details. Developed in collaboration with Karla Aurora González Villarreal / Jorge Reynoso, the exquisite furniture item is both practical and elegant, with a design emphasizing on color and form.

Quartz Armchair by CTRLZAK and Davide Barzaghi

Greek design studio CTRLZAK have collaborated with Davide Barzaghi to create the Quartz Armchair. “Nature with its’ astonishing perfect geometry has always been the primary source of inspiration for most forms of creative projects. QUARTZ is a system that couples two-dimensional pentagonal and hexagonal wooden structures, which develop in three dimensions following natural crystalloid formations. The geometric volumes are covered with ecological fabrics in mixed colour variations producing an end result that resembles more a wild microhabitat than an armchair.” Take a look!

Unique Anglerfish Chair by Ontwerpers

There is nothing new about designers getting inspired by nature and its various forms. Designers at Ontwerpers have come up with Anglerfish Chair – an unique chair inspired by the creatures in the sea anglerfish that can emit light from escas to meanrik prey. Anglerfish Chair makes you feel at home when sitting and reading, because it is equipped with headlights that can give light. Use of ergonomic and back color reminiscent of a concept of color on the fish scales. Anglerfish Chair for both outdoor and indoor.

Mickey Egg Chair

Designer Miloš ‘Mickey’ Vujičić decided to combine chair with silhouette of Mickey Mouse. As a result we can see "Mickey Egg Chair" which will easily bring some joy and brightness to any interior. Designer says: " The Egg Chair is a iconic chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for Radisson SAS hotel in Copenhagen. Mickey Mivu just designed his version of this chair which may be more fresh and playful as the Mickey Mouse who is the main inspiration for this chair. " As we can see there are several variations of this chair including bright chairs and serious one made of leather. Which one do you like most?

Parabolica by Stefan Heiliger

Let us show you interesting chair Parbolica created by designer Stefan Heiliger. "The powerful shape of this “reddot” winner makes the swivel armchair a fantastic object in your living room, which you round off with the covering combination of your choice. The inverted dish-shaped foot is finished in brushed aluminum. With its asymmetric shape, Parabolica offers the user three different moments: reclined and relaxed, sitting “normally” or working with the armrest as a worktop. The multiple award-winning Parabolica has various covering options available for outside, edging and inside. " Take a looK!

Modern Banana Chair “Zjedzony”

This modern is inspired by and looks like a banana. It’s actually named Zjedzony, which means “eaten” in Polish. Luxurious and soft chair design brings original aesthetic and functionality into room decor, offering a comfortable shape and a cheerful color combination. Modern chair design by WamHouse continues the tradition of creating food inspired modern furniture pieces that add fun to interior decorating. Take a look!

Stunning Elephant Chair by Maximo Riera

Stunning Animal Chair collection by Spanish designer Maximo Riera was replenished with new item – Elephant Chair. Elephant is one of the most popular animal in India, so designer decided to decorate this chair accordingly to Indian motives. The carvings and patterns found on traditional furniture are reproduced according to the original hand-made pieces. The distinctive asymmetrical surface is translated into morph metric data using advanced software. The overall structure is carved from compressed foam with an internal steel frame. The final object is enveloped in fine leather, allowing all the detail to be refined. Elephant Chair weighs 160 kg or 353 lbs. It’s the throne, simultaneously furniture and gorgeous sculpture. If you want to check other chairs from this collections – check The Animal Chair Collection.

Beautiful Armchair “Juliet” by Benjamin Hubert for Poltrona Frau

This beautiful leather armchair called “Juliet” was created by London based industrial designer Benjamin Hubert for Italian brand Poltrona Frau. Juliet was the winner of Poltrona Frau’s search for its Centenary armchair – the Italian company is celebrating 100 years in business! “The idea is inspired by fashion and takes a particular detail, the puff sleeve, to give rise to a new concept of armchair, with a strong design. Juliet. Traditional wooden frame which, narrower at the base, widens in a “puff” at the seat. Here, the rich upholstery re-invents the classic capitonné in a contemporary, soft, free version, enriched by original crimp stitching for interiors in recollection of the embroidery and ruffling of women’s sleeves and bodies, creating a faceted pattern that ripples the surfaces. With a complex creation that expresses all the mastery of the Poltrona Frau craftsmen. ” Take a look!

“Superheroes” Collection by Glimpt Studio

This beautiful furniture collection “Superheroes” was created by Swedish design studio Glimpt for Cappellini. “A family of seating furniture, where the large stool can also be used as a table. Threads are rolled around a tubing that is attached to a metal frame, this process originates from a Vietnamese technique where paper thread is rolled around sea grass to make small bowls. The idea of Superheroes came following a journey to Vietnam where Glimpt visited different artisans, studying their techniques and finding inspiring materials and colours. Glimpt also wanted to incorporate other influences in their work so they contacted the Swedish illustrator Malin Koort, who helped develop the patterns for the series. Glimpt likes to look at history and aesthetics of the countries they visit, keeping open mind and being inspired by the people, the country and the culture itself.”