Mud Furniture

Jennifer Anderson's "Mud Series" collection translates iconic chairs into steel and mud. The studies of classics—an Eames LCW, a Thonet Café Chair, a Wegner Wishbone Chair—resemble the artifacts of an architectural dig, their once flawless surfaces marred by the cracked earth. (Click images for an expanded view.) The series evolved from Anderson's Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, "Permanence/Impermanence," which included a standard chair of …

Attitude Chair by Deger Cengiz

New York designer Deger Cengiz's elegant standard chair features an extra pair of hinged legs that swing into place when the user tilts backward. While he's not the first to come up with the idea (see Homer Simpson's similar version in "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace"), the finished chair bears the quality of timelessness rarely found in such gimmicky conceits. Apparently inspired by ill-tempered teens, …

Blofield Inflatable Chesterfield Furniture

by Laura Neilson Blofield's inflatable chairs one up other blow-up options, introducing the concept of permanent air-filled furniture with classic styling. After two years of working on research and development, Dutch designer Jeroen van de Kant, created one-, two- and three-seat inflatable chairs, modeled after Chesterfield-style seats and sofas. These handsome, puffy seats, which debuted at various international design fairs last year, feature vinyl bottoms …