My friend Koko in Portland sent me this lovely shot of her new Eros Chair by Philippe Starck.

Eros, the Greek term for erotic love, seems appropriate for this seductive form. And the word is close to Eero, as in Eero Saarinen, whose Tulip Armchair no doubt influenced this design. But Starck’s use of see-through material gives it a kinky twist, like a glass floor.

Koko says it’s “surpisingly comfortable, and it looks so hot in the transparent color”. I, myself, have found that such slanted arms really are comfortable for lounge chairs, the way they support the arm but let the wrist hang low so shoulders and elbows can relax.

Thank you, Koko!


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