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?