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The Ben Hur Armchair by Jean-Paul Gaultier is Fit for Roman Leaders

 - Apr 26, 2012
References: roche-bobois & designbuzz
Office managers would easily rally up the troops (a.k.a. their employees) with the Ben Hur Armchair. Modeled after the classic Roman chariot, which happens to be used in times of peace as well as war, it adds a touch of quirky history to workspaces.

Created by renowned fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier in collaboration with French furniture company Roche Bobois, the Ben Hur Armchair is a modern take on the ancient form of transportation. First of all, it is not meant to be used as a chariot. Secondly, it boasts a laminated aluminum structure, upholstered seats in green, red or blue velvet and features rubber tires, which were certainly not present in the age of Ben Hur.

The Ben Hur Armchair blends luxe detailing with a macho gladiator vibe to appeal to both sexes.