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Lobo Chairs2


These are known as Lobo chairs.  I’m not sure how they garnered that moniker. 

Maybe this guy  designed them:

That would explain why they look so alien and (dare I say it?) practically impossible to sit in.  All that I can imagine  is constantly sliding out of my seat—and lingering back problems.


But I have to admit that they are unique in a 1960s retro sort of way.  Handmade and covered with either Maxi fabric or Imperial leather, these chairs have the distinction of being the first I’ve ever seen with a storage area for up to two ottomans.  Note in the picture how they just tuck into the bizarre hole beneath the polyurethane foam cushion.

But let’s not confuse these Lobo chairs with this Lobo chair:

Why is this one called a Lobo?  The two designs have no resemblance (well… except for the fact that they are chairs . . .I suppose they could be distant cousins).

Designed by Baltasar Portillo, this chair  is intended as a work of art instead of furniture.  Constructed of stainless steel rods, it is limited to only 50 pieces.

And it looks horribly uncomfortable as well.

Maybe that’s what “Lobo” means: unsuitable for my butt.

I’d love to hear your stories/links to crazy looking furniture that looks insanely uncomfortable in the comments below.

by John Barker

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Comments / Discussion

  1. Baltasar
    Regarding your comment about the wire "lobo chaira" it is an geometrical sculpture of a wolf, if you look at the profile or back vie of the chair you will be able to notice it, howevwer it is not a realistic sculpture but rather a geometrical perspective of a wolf. In addition the chair comes with a leather matt for confort.
    February 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Permalink
  2. editor
    Thanks for the additional information. Sorry we missed the connection to Lobo the Wolf. Makes sense now. Pretty cool.
    February 7, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink
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