Crafted in 2008 by designer Vladi Rapaport, this combination is an artful if shocking entry to any interior. The Skull Chair and the Ottoman Brain are inspired by the 16th and 17th century Vanitas still life, to poke fun at the seriousness of life.

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Symbols of morbidity are reinvented in modern design. To be placed in a living room, they present the life’s biggest irony to the user so they can enjoy every moment.

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The Skull chair is made of fiber reinforced plastic with a wood veneer coated version also available. Both are elegant and thought provoking in their raw simplicity of depiction.

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The Ottoman Brain is available as an addition to the Skull chair to make sitting on it more comfortable. Made of polyurethane foam and leather, it’s multiple soft folds and neutral finishes are a perfect contrast to the chair sharp curves and strong finishes.

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A contrast of abstraction is also achieved by the treatment of shapes. The materials are luxurious and the concept scandalous thus, making the pieces a sure talking point of any decor .

By Akansha Gupta

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