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Phil Curren Custom Car Chairs

By: on August 30, 2016

What was Phil Curren thinking jumping from 30 years in the fire department to a "retirement" of restoring classic cars with his brother to a hobby of transforming those cars into Adirondack chairs? Where does he think this is, 15th-century Italy? You're making the rest of us look like underachievers. Schmos. Turkeys. Tony Romos, dude.

Curren custom builds and paints all of his car chairs according to client requests on make and model, and whether or not they want themselves brushed in behind the wheel. Most of his commissioned Adirondacks have a story behind them, and are crafted in the likeness of a specific car from the client's life. Curren says, "When my clients custom order chairs, it's sometimes about the car, but more often than not, it's the memories associated with that year, make, and model." Hearing the stories and using photos as guides, Curren is often able to incorporate individual car details into his work, such as personalized license plates and fuzzy dice (the Fresh Prince of Bel Air's cabbie is sold!)

Each chair takes Curren 4 to 5 weeks to complete, and is fully usable as furniture in its finished form. Anyone looking to give (or receive) a car chair for the 2016 holiday season should get their orders in to Curren by October 15.

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For a million bucks you'd think they could've gotten a couple shots of this replica Batman Tumbler somewhere nicer than a slab of cracked pavement with weeds growing up through it. And what are those in the background...

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EQUUS BASS770 - New American Muscle Car

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Designed and manufactured in the USA. That's the battle cry of the 2014 EQUUS BASS770, a contemporary nod to American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. It's also probably the reason for its starting price tag of $250 grand....

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Dripping Glass Jellyfish Sculptures

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Chill Sack 8-Foot Bean Bag Chair

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Slow Dance - A Frame that Slows Down Time

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Imagine a club in Vegas. A go-go dancer. Strobe lights. It's a spectacle of stop motion animation, the fluidity of movement altered by the way the flashes of light play with your eyes. Now scale that scene way down and...

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Skull Armchair

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Elysium Weightless Chair

The Elysium Chair is the result of an equation defining posture and gravitational force. I think that's the math geek way of saying it's reeeeeeeal comfortable. So comfortable, it will simulate weightlessness when you...