Thursday, September 11, 2008

Skull Chairs - September 11, 2008

The Sensory Deprivation Skull, created in 2007 by Joep van Lieshout, is a seat with doors that you can shut to submerse yourself in total darkness. The skull is constructed of reinforced fiberglass, measures 59 inches tall by 43 inches long and 53 cm wide. I know for certain I couldn’t fit inside, but perhaps someone with dwarfism might be able to.

It is very cool though, and I would certainly have one if my apartment if it wasn’t for the annoying little price tag.

The artist, Joep van Lieshout, was born in 1963 in the city of Ravenstein in the Netherlands, but now resides in Rotterdam. You can check out his personal website at Atelier Van Lieshout.

2 comments:

Sosia Bert said...

Apparently the Netherlands are really into sensory deprivation right now... When I was there I passed by special "spas" and gyms that were all offering sensory deprivation visits. In this skull thing, though--how do you breathe?

Reid said...

The Netherlands are also into legalized prostitution and heavy drug use. :)