One Hundred’s continues its mission of presenting a unique selection featuring 100 limited edition objects of design that serve as the perfect design acquisition for any billionaire extraordinaire. Any of these design pieces can be the perfect gift for any mansion or for any high-end residence! Here is part II
Baldi Home Jewels are behind this opulent tub, which comes with a price tag of $1 million. Carved from a 10-tonne piece of rock crystal from the Amazon rainforest, the raw material was then taken to Florence to be hand-carved. This exclusive crystal tub is also available in green quartz, rock crystal and rose quartz, so there’s something for even the fussiest of billionaires.
Influenced by the California Gold Rush, the Millionaire Safe is a statement piece designed to cause an impression. Built in a Mahogany structure and gold-plated polished brass frame with several dents, it sparks both interest and imagination reminding the vault robbery attempts in the old west. Nestled in a turned brass silver plated gear-wheel mechanism, an imposing safe handle obeys the will of is master through a secret dial lock combination.
DIAMOND ENCRUSTED SOFA BY PLUMEBANCHE
French design company PlumeBlanche are pros when it comes to designing luxury furniture. One of their most over the top creations is a leather sofa with diamond-studded platinum buttons. This is a limited edition luxury sofa and, as the name suggests, it’s unapologetically opulent and has been upholstered in the finest of white leather.
The famous Italian design firm Pininfarina, better known for their design work on supercars like the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati GranTurismo recently extended their design expertise to furniture design and created a top-of-the-line office chair, the Aresline Xten. It’s not an ordinary office chair, it’s in fact the most expensive and ergonomic/ ergodynamic office chair in the world. The Xten, developed to the tune of $1.5 million, sees standards of technological and design innovation usually applied to premium vehicles.
MAGNETIC FLOATING BED BY RUIJSSENAARS
Janjaap Ruijssenaars, a Dutch architect, created a magnetic-floating bed that would allow you to sleep in a bed that is floating in mid-air. Janjaap challenged himself to step away from the power of gravity, starting with refrigerator magnets and home-made models with ceramic magnets to test the first idea, to finally create the world’s floating bed. The bed has been designed to resemble the Monolith from Kubrick’s movie ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’.
Famous designer Jonathan Adler wanted to create a settee that looks and feels like heaven so he created the unique Ether Settee. The chic cloud silhouette and lozenge-like form are enveloping and inviting while gleaming brass stiletto legs add lift and polish fit for a formal parlor. Ethereal yet edgy, it’s finished in glistening Bergamo Snow upholstery for maximum other-worldly elegance.
A doodle of a chicken turned into an idea for a chair, that went through a series of mutations and resulted in the S-Chair that, as you know if you are a design aficionado, became one of the most iconic design products by Tom Dixon! An unusually sculptural seat that took Dixon from self-production into the Italian luxury goods industry!
Misha Kahn was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1989 and is, today, one of the most extravagant and contemporary artists and product designers of the United States. Kahn’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collection of numerous museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, and The Corning Museum of Glass. It’s in one of these museums that we can find one of his latest design works, the Slirp, Snap Armchair. Only 8 of these were made and they are for sale!