The Monroe Chair by Alexander White is Inspired by Marilyn's Iconic Dress

By: Meghan Young - May 22, 2014
References: awhiteworkshop & deconiche
The iconic scene in which Marilyn Monroe is caught off guard by a gust of wind that sexily lifts up her white pleated dress is captured stunningly in the Monroe Chair. Although the sides of the Monroe Chair may look like a strange set of wings at first, the sweeping lines are much more reminiscent of the scene in the 1955 film 'The Seven Year Itch.'

Designed by Alexander White, the Monroe Chair is made up of "82 identically CNC batch-produced components which swivel around a central axis in order to create a complex curved and comfortable armchair," according to Deconiche. Much more complex than the construction of the white dress by designer William Travilla, the sculptural nature of the Monroe Chair is nevertheless also simplistic.