June 2012

IMAGE Point Doom



PHOTO: BARTHOLOMEW COOKE

The Urchin Leather Beanbag Chair from Blackman Cruz may look like a medieval torture device, but unlike the Judas Cradle or the Pear of Anguish, its soft conical leather spikes offer considerably more tickle than torment. Modeled on Marzio Cecchi’s 1969 Fachiro seat, the Urchin makes the perfect decorative statement for the heavy-metal sybarite. After all, as Shakespeare said—and rocker Nick Lowe affirmed—you gotta be cruel to be kind. $22,000. blackmancruz.com  —MAYER RUS