Finally, the Milan Salone del Mobile has come around again, and with it brings all the fantastical chairs from design houses all over the world. One chair that has received enormous buzz (with good reason) is the Ghost Chair by Drift, a Dutch Design Collective.
The chair as you can see is the acrylic equivalent of the shroud of Turin. The shroud, as you may know, is a wispy and worn piece of cloth that has an ethereal, dreamy head and body of Christ soiled onto the cloth. The effect is a spooky artifact that if you look at just right can raise the hair clear off your neck.
The Ghost Chair is that powerful. At first glance, it looks like one large chunk of clear acrylic that needs to be cleaned. Then, you realize there is something inside. Something light and airy, almost alive. The shape is amorphous and simultaneously perfectly structured. You almost don’t want to sit on it for fear that it will absorb into your body and touch your soul. But what else would you do with a chair?