Bare Bones Ghost Chair
Six pieces of driftwood with thick slabs of translucent (or sanded) acrylic sheet hand made to order by Ben Forgey
About Ben Forgey
Ben Forgey has spent the last 20 years making art and furniture, mainly in the high desert of New Mexico but also in the hills of Tuscany and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Now he’s entering a new phase of his life and career on a farm in southern Michigan.
Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada of Sapore dei Mobili created a “furniture pan” for tiny cakes shaped like interior objects in an attempt to “give new meaning to the notion of ‘good taste’ in furniture”. It’s said to be a comment on “how consumers are unable to digest the huge amount of new products that companies are launching each year.”
Personally, I love the idea behind it more than the presentation of the product itself. But maybe once they find a manufacturer and work out the final details it’d all look more bite-worthy.
Sometimes you see a chair and say: “Hey! Nice!” Which is what I thought when this Dancer Chair came up through Pinterest.
One of the drawbacks of a curating tool like pinterest is that the person who uses it, is not always using it as you should: They simply pin a photo from the net and you won’t have a clue as to where it comes from. Luckily Google now has a possibility to actually draw a photo in a photo search window and it comes up with a number of similar photos and that may help you to discover the provenance.
The caption at the photo learned me this chair was featured at the 14th Tenessee Master Woodworkers Show in Knoxville Tennessee, an exposition organized by the East Tenessee Woodworkers Guild.
Google pointed me to a post in Woodnews of Highland Woodworking. That article poited me to the site of Atlanta, GA, based Sabiha Mujtaba, Chrysalis Woodworks, which has an amazing number of chairs.
Strangely Google also pointed me to a Maverick Indian Export Site featuring the same chair and I must say I’m a bit confused now….
Update: See Sabiha’s comment below: The Indian export site took the photo of the chair. I’ve now deleted the link from this post as I don’t want to feature copycats here.
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on February 22, 2012 at 2:04 PM
In lieu of chairs and trees posts, here is another “natural” wooden creation that still looks like your usual chair:
The Easy Willow chair by Boex has a light oak frame with newly cut willow in its raw state. Made from sustainable wood, and British grown willow, this is a traditionally, handcrafted chair with each piece of willow being hand sprung to form its own shape. With a slight rocking affect, the ‘Easy Willow’ is designed to naturally mould to the contours of your body.
Photos by Kristin Prisk