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Why relegate art solely to pastels, photographs and pewter
statuettes? Collected below are some one-of-a-kind chair choices
worthy of the highest artistic accolades.
T E X T BY RYAN JAR R ELL
I M AG E S CO U R T E S Y O F R E SPEC T I V E D E SI G N ER S
1. Spring Seasonal Embroidery Chair Cost: Contact for pricing Why we
picked it: An ode to a period in history when the arts weren’t confined
to costly galleries, these embroidered chairs by Swedish Designer Johan
Lindsten celebrate a true amalgamation of classical craftwork paired
with contemporary construction methods. With actual embroidered wool
accented by wood stained to match, it’s an excellent conversation piece to
add to your collection. Where to get it: Poltrona Frau Group Miami;
59 NW 36th St.; PoltronaFrauMiami.net.
1 2. Why Knot Collection Cost: Contact for pricing Why we picked
it: Well, why not? Woodworker Kino Guerin’s masterful Why Knot Bench
questions everything we’ve ever thought about sitting down. Perfect to
complement an expansive abstract art collection, this walnut-veneered
laminate plywood masterpiece is great by itself or with the daring and
daunting Why Knot Table & Shelf. Where to get it: KinoGuerin.com.
2 3. The Torus Cost: $8,000 Why we picked it: An ambitious reimagining
of Frank Lloyd Wright’s fantastic Barrel Chair, woodworker Reid Eric
Anderson’s handmade Torus Chair puts a bold spin on an American classic.
Drawing the eye in beautiful and beguiling ways, the Torus Chair deserves
gallery space of its own. An amalgamation of white oak and leather,
this chair is truly a piece of exceptional furniture. Where to get it:
4 4. Swallowtail Chair Cost: Starting at $5,600 Why we picked it: Based
upon the organic fluidity of the swallowtail butterfly, this handcrafted piece
by designer and professional woodworker Brian Fireman offers an inspired
construction combined with consumer-grade comfort. From carefully
selecting the wood necessary to applying the final coat of varnish, Fireman’s
careful craftwork is the finest of artistry and artisan pride. Where
to get it: Bon, Balance Order Nature, Inc., 2100 Coral Way, Ste. 100;
BalanceOrderNature.com. 5. Confluences Sofa Cost: Starting at $1,830 Why we picked it: While
not necessarily one-of-a-kind, the Confluences Sofa by designer Philippe
NIgro is undeniably unique. An individual interpretation of the growing trend
in “counterform,” the Confluences Sofa allows you to participate in the
design. A puzzle of a piece, complete even when scattered across the room,
the Confluences Sofa is an entire design experience. Where to get it:
Ligne Roset Miami, 3820 NE 2nd Ave.; LigneRosetMiami.com.