20 of the World’s Strangest Chairs

This is a Ghost Chair collection by Design Drift. The plexiglass chairs have ghost-like forms inside them, created with laser technology. The ghost is a futuristic concept of a chair, 3-dimensionally captured within the boundaries of reality. It gives you a bit of a dramatic feeling: unbelievable, high-tech, but beautiful.

This oddity was designed by Allen Jones in 1969. Constructed of painted plastic and mixed media, if you want to get a closer look at it head over to the Tate Gallery in London.

Exhibit A is the 1960s Female Form Fiberglass Chair ($10,500), a chair that proliferates the animal-hide trend, and takes the classic Louis XV chair to a "sensual" level — kind of like a dirty version of Philippe Starck's Louis Ghost Chair.

This original chair was created by Osian Batyka-Williams. The tube chair is made from stainless steel tubes. The price? $ 3, 295.

A Mona Lisa portrait that can be transformed into a chair (or the other way around) is a total space saver. It acts as a chair, and when unused, you can flip it up and hang it on the wall to save space. Perfect for art lovers with small apartments. This concept is by Korean designer Kwang Hoo Lee, who turns chairs into works of art for a living.

Creative Mars and Venus chairs designed by Mahdi Naim.

This bizarre chair is not your usual chair design. This one, called the Pelvis Rocking Chair, would be a nice addition if you were a collector of unique designed chairs.

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Holly Palmer has designed this unique stool that looks like a giant tea cup.

The PrettyPretty seating series designed by Degana Kailjo are, according to the designer, “Pretty heads to sit on.” The original seating series are hand made out of horsetail hair. Due to the character of the material, each piece in this limited edition series is unique; they are also signed and numbered.

Kabiljo's PrettyPretty seating comes in two styles, a pouf and a barstool (with hair either free flowing or tied around the shaft) and in a multitude of colors. The barstool version was chosen by Philippe Starck to grace the main bar of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

I know it may look like a hairy dog, but this wonderful chair was presented in the Maison&Objet fair in Paris in September, 2007 as a part of the Ecological trend. This "hairy chair" (or sculpture?) is made of very fine cut paper by the Architect/Designer Charles Kaisin from Brussels.

Part of the ‘We Are All Made of Meat' collection, this chair designed by the Italian designer Simone Racheli, is made from plastic and finished to resemble a series of muscles and tendons.

This creative chair, designed by Ania Wagner, is made from sustainable wood and lined with a cultivated industrial felt.

The Polish design team razy2 made a chair that is built like a stack of sticky notes. The Q-Book is composed of sheets of paper carefully cut, that are attached on one side. If you need something to write on, just tear off a sheet.

This would just freak me out if I saw it at someone's house.

Some restaurants change their cutlery as often as every 9 months. The Cutlery Chair uses these hard to recycle unwanted cutlery pieces as building blocks, to create truly unique pieces of functional furniture.

The panda chair was designed and created by Brazilians Fernando and Humberto Campana in a numbered and limited edition of 25 chairs.

This is how I want to go grocery shopping!

This anthropomorphic chair was designed by Sergio Gill. The funky chair, which made it to the IWF Design Emphasis Competition, resembles a reclining female figure. Gill used a software program that scanned the female body, then translated it into another stylizing software program called AlphaCAM. Finally, Gill used a birch plywood model with a tung oil furniture finish.

The Obelisk Chairs are four powdered coated aluminum frame chairs with white cushions and a table, which can stack into one piece made out of woven polyethylene. And yeah, it's cool, but how can they justify the $8,922 price tag? For that price the thing should be made out of uranium.

This is definitely the most risque in our series of weird furniture: The 4Legs. A self-described "provocative chair" by the Dutch designer Mario Philippona. Undoubtedly not for the faint-hearted, or for an average living room, though the designer's own description encourages it to be "used as a single piece to cheer up your living room" and claims to be "more comfortable than most designer dining chairs." Gives a new meaning to 'bums on seats'.