Moooi Smoke Armchair

August 2, 2010 by Nicholas J Occhiuto · Leave a Comment 


Creation by means of destruction is the concept behind this leather armchair designed by Maarten Baas.  The charred appearance of the wood, which has been coated in ebony and upholstered in black leather, does not come artificially by way of machine but rather by natural chemical reaction.  The wood has been “finished with fire” – that is, actually burned.  This aesthetic also provides the consumer with a uniqueness, as each piece is distinct due to the nature of its construction.  This may be one reason for the hefty price tag, $4,490.00 (Matter).  Nonetheless, the “smoke armchair” pun is appropriate here.