Monday, July 13, 2009

The Sailboat Chair


When I first spotted this piece of furniture on the Anthropologie website, I admit I was a little puzzled. It looked sort of sailboat-like, sort of hammock-like. It was sitting on a dock, near the water, but had legs like a chair. Hmmm. A furniture mystery! So I had to investigate.

They call it a suspension chair. To be precise, it is a $558.00 "design marvel crafted of chestnut-hued wood and a carefully strung cradle of taut jute." (Hand that copywriter a medal for Most Creative Description of a Strange Sailboat-Shaped-Chair-Hammock Thing.) Oh, and it costs an additional $75 to ship. *Cough*

I'd be tempted to get it except, well, I don't have a dock to set it on, and I'm not sure how well it would look on dry land (aka my living room). What do you think?

19 comments:

  1. I think it likes "sitting on the dock of a bay". :)

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  2. I wonder if it's comfortable? You could buy one & let us know ;-)

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  3. I know--I'd like to see someone actually sit in it. I can't quite picture how this works and is comfortable for anyone! Looks kind of cool, though. -Julia :-)

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  4. I like it...it looks so pretty in the photo...maybe if it had a special place in your home. I'm not sure if it could replace a comfy chair. ;)

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  5. What happens when the air around that 'taut' jute gets a little humid? Does it get stretchy/saggy? Looks like 'chair as art' to me... pretty but not exactly practical. (not that there's anything wrong with that...)

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  6. That is definitely a unique piece of furniture, very cool.

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  7. It looks like a torture chamber, to me. Next!

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  8. Hi Julia, I would say make the damn thing yourself - haha - and spare yourself the bucks for something else...

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  9. That doesn't look very comfortable. I'm also not sure how one would sit in it.

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  10. It looks comfy but wonder just how long before the jute/string starts to stretch out. Ummmm, can't see it on dry land...maybe on a deck...but not inside. :-) Susan

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  11. A real conversation piece, for sure!
    Brenda

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  12. Well that looks amazing but would it be cosy? Maybe its just for show but then a high price to pay for a talking point :)

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  13. I think it is amazing but I would find it hard to part with the $$ for it.

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  14. Oh my - what a cool looking chair! So unique! I think I'd try to find a place for that baby...even if I didn't have a dock.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  15. For that price it should come with a full sailing crew, spacious staterooms and a full bar!

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  16. SO Fun! I think it may be fun inside. I have to admit I would splurge for Anthropologie any day, my favorite. That is where I got my inspiration to start making lampshades for a lot less money :-) So excited to find your blog.

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  17. soooooooooo cute.
    i must have it. :)

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  18. I think you should buy one and send it to me if you don't like. :-)

    That's a LOT of money for some twine and 2 x 4s. Unless it's hand crafted by sherpas in need of funding for Mount Everest expeditions, I think I'm gonna have to pass.

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  19. All of your comments are cracking me up. You guys are too funny. Should have had you writing this post for me! -Julia :-)

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