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4 Creative, Sculptural, and Artistic Chair Ideas

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Looking for creative, sculptural, and artistic ideas? These chairs were created by independent top designers around the world. Note that not all of these products are available for purchase, and some are just prototypes, so use these for inspiration for new ideas. See our post on sculptural and artistic chairs to view products you can buy online today!

1. Ghost Of A Chair

The unique and unusual “Ghost of a Chair” was designed by London based designer Valentina Gonzalez. Here is some information by the designer, “The Ghost of a Chair is a sculptural free-form furniture piece, handmade out of a single 4mm transparent polyester sheet. Each chair is unique due to its unconventional manufacturing process, using a combination of high-end technology and craft, in a labor of love. Volatile and unpredictable, each Ghost chair is a One-off. The Ghost of a Chair embodies signature aesthetics with its originality and functionality in a statement furniture piece. Its transparency enables the chair to exist in any environment. The material itself is a light conductor and can easily function as an outdoor fixture; its versatility goes as far as your imagination can take you. The Ghost of a Chair is presented as a Lady version -without armrest- and Gentleman style – armchair. Both with a weight allowance up to 150 kg.”

Ghost Of A Chair By Valentina Gonzalez 1
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2. Barca Chair Inspired

Danish designer Jacob Jorgensen has designed this elegantly curved chair called Barca which is shaped like a boat. The design is a result of combining identical repeated elements to create forms that appear to be free and organic. In the designer’s words, “Being in a simple and easy productive way to create what seem like complex free forms – free form in the sense that the shape achieves an organic quality, although it is composed of identical geometric elements. I’m not interested in geometry but form a more natural sense. Geometry has my interest as a method in production to create and clear otherwise complex free forms. It is the path to the goal, but in itself, it emerges.”

Barca Chair Shaped Like a Ship 1
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3. Amalia Chair

Chile-based design duo Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio of Eggpicnic have created the Amalia Chair. The sculptural chair is designed to celebrate the mimbre, a traditional form of wicker that originated in the Chilean city Chimbarongo. The Amalia Chair was handmade in collaboration with mimbre artisans Francisco Palma and Mario Rojas.

Amalia Chair by Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio
Amalia Chair by Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio
Amalia Chair by Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio
Amalia Chair by Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio
Amalia Chair by Christopher Macaluso and Camila De Gregorio

4. Flesh Chair

Design student Nanna Kiil has created the Flesh Chair. The chair was presented at the Greenhouse section of the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014. From the designer, “The furniture is made from the concept “less is a bore” by using foam as the main upholstery. The intention is to explore the balance between the repulsive and the accommodating through voluminous curves. The shaping reflects undesirable human overweight as anesthetics impetus, combined with a pleasant appearance in bright and soft materials that leads the user to be embraced by comfortable volumes.”

Flesh Chair by Nanna Kiil
Flesh Chair by Nanna Kiil
Flesh Chair by Nanna Kiil