Franz West’s Hyper-Colorful Chairs Are At the Top of Our Fantasy Furniture Wishlist

It’s gift guide season, and if our budget this year was $12,000 instead of $200, we would definitely be buying someone we love one of the new Franz West chairs available at David Zwirner as part of their latest online Viewing Room exhibition. The late Austrian-born artist was not known for making especially functional furniture, but these chairs might be the closest he came to pure design. With their stainless steel, epoxy resin, and acrylic lacquer, they employ the same materials that a sculpture might, but they look sturdy and, frankly, like a lot of fun — a sort of proto-Muller Van Severen chair, with the texture of a midcentury fiberglass Eames shell and the color palette of a Bubblicious.

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