The Danish designer Thomas von Staffeldt, aka Johnny Slogan, has created a series of redesigns of the classic Arne Jacobsen chair 'Seven.' The series is called Sagligia, after the seven deadly sins; each chair is an artistic representation of a deadly sin.
The sinful chairs have been put on auction; if the buyer allows it, the chairs will be exhibited at the Trapholt Museum in March 2009. The price of the chairs as a collection was esteemed to be worth £2,500 and was bought for only £1,100. The full amount will go to the yearly Danish charity collection helping poor families in Africa.
To refresh your memory, the seven deadly sins are:
Each chair has gone through an artistic reworking and was sold yesterday on an auction hosted by Lauritz.com. These chairs are definitely not meant to be sat upon--now that would be a sin!