It is called the Jar Chair. It is sold at CITE in located in Soho on Greene Street in New York City. List price is $9000 per chair…yes…that is $9000 per chair.
By my count, each of these chairs is made of 96 glass jars. The tear sheet says each of the glass jars (along with lids) is handwelded onto a stainless steel frame. Fittingly, the chair is labeled as a dining chair as opposed to a regular side chair…the jars remind me of food and eating…so that works.
I really love this chair. When I walked (or ran) into CITE last Friday to avoid a summer thunderstorm and ruining my well coifed hair…I was immediately drawn through the store to the very back where these chairs were inconspicuously placed. I couldn’t take my eyes off them. Love the fact that they are functional, sculptural and pretty to look at all at the same time. I wondered…who would have $9000 to spend on chairs and what kind of home these chairs might end up inhabiting. Hmmm…still food for thought…
Anyhoo, so much for my musings…
The chair is the creation of Johnny Swing and part of his line called Obsessive Furniture. Swing’s work can be found in museums and art centers worldwide. He is known for the clever repurposing of materials. Swing’s website features a sofa or couch made of 7000 nickels appropriately called the Nickel Couch…the detail, design and style of this couch are quite stunning!
Again, Jar Chairs can be found at:
131 Greene St.
All photos in this post by Coco of Cococozy