Feeling Chilly? Why Not Wear Your Furniture



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If you’re secretly crying out for a security blanket but adhere to a personal and very rigid interior design aesthetic, the ‘Tie Warmchair’ will provide style as well as physical and psychological comfort.

 

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Designed by Katarina Stavrinou Moleski it’s knitted in organic cotton and wrapped in one piece around a steel frame. There’s something about its snaky appeal that’s a bit cool (or even warm) – though also a bit weird. Plus it’s white – that’s a lot of unravelling to get to the laundry.

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It’s been done before. ┬áIn 2013 Polish designer Aga Brzostek created this simply named ‘Autumn/Winter’ blanket chair out of foam shrouded in recycled wool – but let’s face it, she may be carrying a copy of Vogue but it looks a bit like you just wrapped up your granny.

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This may be the ultimate ‘furniture as outfit’ chair. The ‘Moody Nest’ designed by Hanna Emelie Ernsting in 2011 is apparently made for ‘stroppy people’, out of a quilted textile shell on a foam base. If there’s someone you’d like to cover up and forget for a while, this may be the ideal buy. Less ‘comfy old dear’, more ‘moody brat’.

 

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Blanket chairs go way back, but they’re normally just that – a chair upholstered in blankets. This classy creation is an icon of its genre: An ‘Eadie’ armchair decked out in traditional Welsh ‘Carthern’ blankets, by designer Donna Wilson (who won The British Design Awards ‘Designer of the Year’ in 2010).

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