Some furniture designers focus on timeless, classic pieces. Other designers focus on pieces that are interesting, artistic, and even creepy. Artwork does not have to hang on the walls or be tucked away in a corner where no one can touch it. It can be proudly displayed as a centerpiece, a functional piece of furniture, a conversation starter or simply that creepy piece of modern furniture that your friends can’t take their eyes off of.
Interior design is going green, and everything natural is hip and hot. Burned logs that are transformed into stools or end tables are unique, amazing, and just a little bit odd. Kaspar Hamacher of Belgium creates these natural works of art that are sure to be eye-catching additions to any home. The German word for ‘burnt out’ is ausgebrannt, and these stools are literally ausgebrant. A wooden log is stripped of all bark and then sections are actually burnt out to create distinctive legs with a smoky finish. Every stool is unique as the work of fire is naturally unpredictable. They are available in lengths that are appropriate for creating end tables as well as stools.
Deer shed their antlers every year so new ones can grow in. Some people collect these shed antlers and hang them in their den, basement, or garage. A perfect addition for hunting cabins, the Antler Furniture Company has taken antlers to an entirely new level by turning them into furniture. Wrapped around the base and back of a loveseat or crowning the top of a classic, leather chair: antlers can be added to furniture in ways that are creative, artistic and just a little bit creepy. Taking the creepy factor up a notch, they also offer furniture that is upholstered in deer hide. The colors are impressive, the designs are mesmerizing, and the finished look will catch the attention and spark conversation among all of your visitors, even if they hesitate to actually sit in them.
Inspired by Bones
Italian-style furniture is enjoying its own creepy additions from designer Joris Laarman. Taking what he knows of bone growth from modern science, he designs furniture pieces that resemble bone in style and structure. Chairs are styled with a mixture of legs that change in thickness as they move up and around the seating area. Available in an interesting three-legged chair or a comfortable rounded rocking chair, this furniture has a modern feel that might leave some people feeling slightly unsettled.
Replace the water tank on your toilet with a fishbowl. It seems like a waste to have plain water hidden behind ceramic, now that you can enjoy some company while you do your business. Another option is the Dagobert Throne Toilet, for those people who want to feel really special, even during their special time. The perfect accent for a large bathroom with a claw foot tub, no creepy old Victorian home is complete without one. The candle can be lit for some casual reading, and the pull chain is convenient for courtesy flushes. This commode falls somewhere between creepy and ostentatious, but it still looks like a lot of fun for people with a “unique” sense of humor.
Recycled Beer and Wine Bottles
Some people might find these furniture choices by Green Grove Design a little quirky, but others will find them lovely and ecologically friendly. Recycling glass is excellent for the environment and will create furniture that sparkles and shines. Combined with clear resin, the surfaces are smooth, attractive and unique. While some may find it creepy to sit on a chair made from glass that people once drank out of, others will be more impressed with its environmentally-friendly composition. With a modern feel and the pride that comes with recycling, this furniture will add interest to any room.
Coal isn’t just for diamonds and heat; it can also be transformed into modern furniture that will add a special spark to any interior design theme. Jim Zivic is a sculptor who has discovered the joy of working with coal. It may be a little creepy to some, but to others it’s pure, elemental and amazing. Huge chunks of coal are purchased and then transformed into smooth, impressive cubes or natural, uneven tables. No two shapes are exactly alike as the piece of coal truly dictates what its final shape and presence will be. From organic shapes to clear lines, every piece has its own personality, and its own ability to spark conversation. Some people will love this artistic furniture, and some will not, but one thing is for sure: everyone will be talking about it.
Modern furniture is all about pushing the limits of creativity and human ingenuity; with the addition of unusual and interesting elements, conventional furnishings can become quirky, humorous, or downright creepy. When your house features decor like this, your guests will never have to struggle for a conversation starter. Even creepy furniture can be attractive and enjoyable, as all of these pieces proudly prove.