January 11, 2013

Champagne chair...

... contest.

IN THE COMMENTS: Lauderdale Vet said:
I passed that along to my wife, who seems interested :) She'd make a nice chair, I think.
Which made me think of this famous Thurber drawing:

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There must be a comical drawing of a woman as a chair or an actual chair in the form of a woman. I looked for furniture in human form, and found some stuff in the general neighborhood — the Dali-inspired lips sofa — and this amused me:



And you can unburden yourself here:

29 comments:

Chip Ahoy said...

People are very clever. I could not top any of those.

Lauderdale Vet said...

I passed that along to my wife, who seems interested :) She'd make a nice chair, I think.

Ann Althouse said...

"I could not top any of those."

Yeah, you can. I put this up so you could win.

rehajm said...

I just received some St. Bernardus for Christmas and I twisted the cage into the standard ice cream chair. It would never win an award but it was amusing how excited everyone was about it. It now resides in the breakfast nook of a doll house..

Ann Althouse said...

"I passed that along to my wife, who seems interested :) She'd make a nice chair, I think."

Response #1:

Well, then why don't you sit on her?

Response #2:

You'd better pass along a bottle of champagne too.

Lauderdale Vet said...

Heh.

Guilty as charged.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Good thing Alexander Calder is dead or I'd think the contest was rigged.

lemondog said...

Make an egg chair or better yet, a rocker

edutcher said...

Started by a half-plastered engineering student who needed a rush project to impress his prof.

mikee said...

Must the chair be made with a cork & wire cage from actual French Champagne, or will the plug from a US sparkling wine do?

I don't want the Froggies ribbiting at me the way they did at the President.

http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=66d44915-3cc5-4c5a-afc4-47f64d65c6c5

mikee said...

Must the chair be made with a cork & wire cage from actual French Champagne, or will the plug from a US sparkling wine do?

I don't want the Froggies ribbiting at me the way they did at the President.

http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=66d44915-3cc5-4c5a-afc4-47f64d65c6c5

deborah said...

"People are very clever. I could not top any of those."


Quit fishing and make a chair card...pleeease.

Amexpat said...

The helmets are cool but not practical - you'd be constantly stopped by the police for not wearing a helmet.

dustbunny said...

In the Milk Bar scenes of Clockwork Orange there were scuptures of women as chairs

Penny said...

" I could not top any of those."

Well, just in case you're thinking about doing that, please wear heavy pants. I'd hate like hell to see one of those wires puncturing your ass cheek. ;)

Shana said...

There's a Lord Peter Wimsey short story mystery in which the murderer/sculptor turns his girlfriend into a couch.

Robert Cook said...

The motorcycle helmet is creepy.

Clyde said...

A mighty footrest is our God...

Or something like that.

Chip Ahoy said...
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EDH said...

"There must be a comical drawing of a woman as a chair or an actual chair in the form of a woman."

Well, not exactly comical, there seemed to be too many of these cases.

Police: Woman found stuck to chair a "rotting corpse that was still breathing"

A suburban Kansas City woman was left sitting in a vinyl recliner for so long that her skin had fused to the chair and she had to be pried out to be taken to a hospital after suffering an apparent stroke, authorities said.

Carol F. Brown's adult son told a state official he had left his 74-year-old mother in the chair for five days without helping her get up to use the bathroom or bathe because he was honoring her wishes to die in her Independence home, according to court documents that described the woman as a "rotting corpse that was still breathing." Brown later died.

Chip Ahoy said...

Misspelled llama and it's alpaca anyway.

The best novelty chairs I ever saw were benches in the shape of a sheep. With alpaca fur or something, black fittings. They looks real and it's a bit of a shock whenever you encounter them passing through the room they're in even though you passed through dozens of times. They get you every time. Especially when you walk through and a cat is having a nap on one of them. The size of a piano bench.

Probably best to have them custom made. Should be easy enough. Lalanne sold his for $110,000 each but a Japanese museum sold a whole flock for $7.5 million. Halfway down here

Ann Althouse said...

"In the Milk Bar scenes of Clockwork Orange there were scuptures of women as chairs."

Ah! Yes! Thanks!

Ann Althouse said...

Googling, I'm finding women as tables in the milk bar. (Tables and milk dispensers.)

Chip Ahoy said...

I did make a chair in pop-up card form one time. It wasn't very good. It's the last page of the polar bear birthday card, a lawn chair at the Northern Polar Circle where penguins are not welcome except as food.

Chip S. said...

I just took a photo of an intact champagne cork and submitted to the contest as a barstool.

I may not win, but it won't be for a lack of a lack of effort.

lemondog said...

re: Northern Polar Circle, cute. Why not market it?

lemondog said...

Uh...but maybe with a different ending

Synova said...

I really can't explain just how creepy that helmet is.

The Jesus chair (okay, maybe it's a saint instead) is sort of creepy, too.

But the helmet makes my skin crawl every time I scroll past the picture.

deborah said...

You suck, Chip A.