I’m not going to lie, this giant skull armchair designed by Gregory Besson looks pretty darn comfortable, doesn’t it? Besides that, it can really tie a room together. A certain kind of room.
Apparently the skull is made entirely of fiberglass and the black cushioning is made of leather. So far I haven’t been able to find the price of this, but I always assume when the price tag isn’t listed… it ain’t coming cheap!
If you just gotta own this chair, you can contact Gregory here at his website.
Noah Scalin, known for creating a skull a day over the course of a year, recently created a massive one made of human brain slices for Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum.
Noah describes working with the museum’s curator and the process of creating his fascinating work of art:
Anna, the curator, asked if I could make a new skull for an upcoming project of theirs and of course I said yes, and then suggested that I make it in the museum itself. Since most of the items on display are very fragile I figured I’d be working with display jars or other non-historical materials. However, to my delight they had just acquired a collection of hundreds of beautiful real brain slices encased in acrylic (which had been dubbed “Zombie MRE’s”)! Since they’re very sturdy I was allowed to used them as my material and I was set up in a lovely room that holds the card catalog for their library. Over the course of two days I arranged the slices on two large old library tables and climbed a ladder over and over making sure the image looked right from a single vantage point (where I would eventually take my picture). All told I used 375 slices and a bit of fabric for the eye/nose holes…
As someone who has a thing for craniums and mandibles, I find this pretty damn exciting.