Cactus Chair by Vedat Ulgen redefines the art of Pointillism

Friday, November 13th, 2015 - Interior Design

While Pointillism is the technique of painting with tiny dots of colour to form an image, in the case the Cactus Chair by Vedat Ulgen 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.

Posted in Furniture on November 12, 2015 11:59 PM

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