Has anyone been watching the new Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV? If you are a lover of unique and true one-of-a-kind furniture pieces, you will not only love this show but be amazed by the talent out there, as I am. And if you have ever worked with me you probably questioned at some point why I was trying to convince you to find a “funky” chair for some area of your home. The answer is that, as a designer, I try to make sure all my clients’ homes feature a statement piece that is not only unique but representative of “them”; and I love the unexpected in furniture design, in particular chairs, so the combination of a funky chair in a client’s home seems like a natural fit.
“Funky” can mean different things to different people. To me it simply means a chair that is distinctive or unusual–maybe even a little offbeat, in form, color, material, fabric etc. It can be fully functional or simply a piece of functional art. Here are a few samples of what I would refer to as funky:
And I follow my own advice with this funky chair that sits in my den. Lovingly named the “Cat” chair by the artist, Jerry, (if only I could remember his last name), we purchased this chair from the Design in Wood exhibit at the San Diego Fair.
If you are in the market for that one special piece I highly recommend you take the time to tour this exhibit. And remember, the hunt is part of the fun!
How do you define funky and what piece of funk do you have in your home?