This "lounger" composed of aluminum and fiberglass is to set go for between $1.6 million and $2.4 million at auction next month at Christie's in London. While The Sun's headline proclaims the chair to be a "million pounds of comfort," the key word in the "fluid aluminum form" envisioned by its designer, Marc Newson, is "aluminum." It might be shiny, but it sure as hell isn't how I want to be cradled when I kick back to play Bioshock. [The Sun via Spluch]
A prototype of this Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge sold at a Sotheby's auction in 2006 for $968,000:
Time magazine called the chair "perhaps the most iconic piece in the post-1985 contemporary market."
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Newson's "Pod of Drawers" went for $1.05 million earlier this year:
It's going to end up in a room that looks like a huge white cube. The room will be empty except for this piece of furniture, and maybe a single perfect calla lily.
Think art, people, not furniture. You know how people spend millions of dollars for some pigment splashed on a canvas? Same thing. Only you can't sit on a Bruegel.
People said Les Demoiselles D'Avignon was fugly too.