While is the technique of painting with tiny dots of colour to form an image, in the case the Cactus Chair, designed by Vedat Ulgen and Deger Cengiz, pointillism is a tongue in cheek reference to the many spines of the Barrel Cactus positioned below the oh so transparent seat. While I may have redefined pointillism, Vedat redefined the common chair into an avant garde seat / planter.
Made from cast acrylic panels, the Cactus Chair is as much a geometric design as it is an organic one.
The geometric shapes give the dual-purpose design its rigid structure so there is no fear of ever landing on the prickly cactus – thank goodness.
The Cactus Chair was designed specifically for a 10″ Barrel Cactus.
The idea of sitting on top of a cactus may keep some on the edge of their seats but as THISKEXIK demonstrates, there really is no need to worry.
If a prickly plant is not your thing, the Barrel Cactus can easily be replaced with something less edgy but I kind of love the cactus concept.
The size of the chair is 25″Wx25″Dx29.5″H.
All you have to do to keep the chair clean is wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
The very symmetrical Barrel Cactus is low maintenance so even if you don’t have a green thumb it should be easy to look after.