This beautiful beast in the image above is the Mr. Impossible Chair. Visiting my lovely friend Marie the other week and admiring her new place, a point of conversation was this amazing chair she had in her living room. Actually, she has several amazing pieces of furniture, but that's beside the point for this particular post! It was given to her as a gift for her birthday. Note to self and anyone else who may be reading this with deep pockets, designer furniture - great gift option.
Designed by Phillipe Starcke, it's called the Mr. Impossible Chair. So-called because at the time of conception, the techniques to create this chair didn't exist. Starcke wanted to create the chair using only two pieces of polycarbonate shells melded without using any adhesive. Tricky. Starcke, being fully commited to the concept, persisted in innovating to make it happen, developing new techniques to work with plastic and even creating a robot to make it all come together. The beauty of the chair is in its aesthetic simplicity, it looks almost as though it is floating.
I love the story and concept behind the Mr. Impossible chair. Yes, it's slightly indulgent, but I love the idea of an artists' full commitment to a dream, and its' fulfilment. You can see more about the chair and how it was created in the video below. The chair comes in a range of colours and is currently on sale. I quite like the lilac. Thanks.