By Evan Ackerman
The Venus chair, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, is made almost entirely of crystals. The chair was grown in a tank over an unspecified period of time and represents something about the juxtaposition between man and nature. Or something. It’s not all quite as magical as it sounds, since the crystals are grown on a chair-shaped fiber substrate and don’t just spontaneously precipitate a chair out of solution (how cool would that be).
The chair is up for a 2009 Brit Insurance Furniture Award, most likely because you’ll need serious medical attention if you spend much time sitting on it. You can’t buy one of these, but I’m totally looking forward to the day when I can go to the store and get myself a can of chair.