The Spirit House Chair
Starchitect Daniel Libeskind has branched out into furniture. The architect who is famous for his angular building style has worked with Toronto furniture designer Klaus Nienkämper to create the limited edition Spirit House chair, inspired by the angles of Liebeskind's design for the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Spirit House name refers to the heart of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, where the support beams create an open space.
The chair is made of 14-gauge stainless steel with a brushed finish and weighs 180 lbs. The chair can be used in five different positions (good luck moving it around) and can also serve as a side table. 13 Spirit House Chairs will be placed on the first level of the Spirit House, three will be placed at the front entrance to the Lee-Chin Crystal and two will be on display in the new ROM Museum Store and will be available for purchase after June 2nd through KLAUS by Nienkämper. The chair sells for $12,000 Canadian.