sit on money with the coin chair

February 29, 2008 at 7:03 am 9 comments

I’m not sure what to think of this. On the one hand I’m intrigued with it. The surface of coins creates a shiny, somewhat scaly surface. And on the other hand I can’t help but gawk at the absurdity of sitting on over 1500 half-dollars (yep, that’s $750) all held in place with some 7000 welds. And for a price tag of $29,000, it’s the perfect addition of something made of money for those that are (apparently) made of money.

coin chair

coin chair by Johnny Swing

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  • 1. bronxelf  |  March 2, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve sat in one of these. It’s a cool idea conceptually, but in practice the chair is oddly proportioned and even as functional sculpture it’s awkward.

    Because of the size of the coins, by necessity the chair is very oversized, and since it’s made of coins it’s subject to being *very* cold.

  • 2. momeld  |  March 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Where did you get to sit in it? I don’t imagine there are too many of these around. I didn’t think about the cold factor but it makes complete sense. I did think from the look of that it was akwardly proportioned.

  • 3. khodi feiz « momeld - modern living | modern design  |  March 6, 2008 at 6:54 am

    […] + limited edition chair + coin chair […]

  • 4. bronxelf  |  March 7, 2008 at 4:25 am

    There is (or was, I haven’t been there in a while) one sitting outside a location across the street from the Apple store in SoHo(NYC). It might still be there. Next time I’m in the neighborhood I’ll have a look.

  • 5. bronxelf  |  March 8, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Just as an update- I was by the Apple Store SoHo yesterday, but the chair isn’t across the street anymore. then again, it is wintertime here- it may make a reappearance in warmer months.

  • 6. momeld  |  March 8, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for the updates.

  • 7. bronxelf  |  March 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    update to the update- I was, apparently, smart enough to take a photo of it when I encountered it the first time. You can see in this view just how awkwardly scaled it is. The angle is better.

  • 8. momeld  |  March 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    So true. Seeing it in relation to other objects makes all the difference. Thanks.

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