Welcome to another edition of Chairs of the World. Our subject today? The Egg Chair, a creature whose ubiquity in contemporary interiors rivals that of pigeons in Manhattan. Unlike the spry and nimble Wishbone Chair, the Egg Chair is clumsy and slow to action, and it therefore must rely on camouflage to evade capture. Come with me as we stalk its many permutations.
Here we see the common brown Egg Chair. Though it may appear dull-witted, this individual has cleverly formed a symbiotic relationship with similarly shaped and hued ottoman---thereby confusing potential predators.
The arctic Egg Chair develops a white coat as winter approaches. Though easy to spot in the early autumn...
...it is nearly invisible once the cold light of winter arrives. Isn't nature wonderful?
When angered or threatened, the Egg Chair will flush a brilliant shade of fuchsia as a warning to all who dare come near.
This juvenile specimen has strategically placed a small pillow on his lap in hopes of blending with his surroundings. Clearly he has much to learn about the art of camouflage.
Perhaps he should take a cue from his older and wiser relative, who has not only shed his solid coat in favour of a pattern, but has also hidden behind the protective cover of foliage.
Much as a lizard's body temperature fluctuates according to his surroundings, Egg Chairs in tropical regions have been known to develop fiery hides that mirror the hot climate of their habitats.
Though clearly past her reproductive prime, this grandmother Egg Chair has maintained her complex floral coat and practically disappears into the rug below her.
And finally, the most rare sighting of all: a pair of elusive metallic Egg Chairs. Once this couple mates, they will produce spectacularly shiny offspring!
Image Credits: 1. Hotze Eisma 2. Paul Costello 3. Shootfactory 4. Hallie Burton 5. Source Unknown 6. John Bessler 7. Hallie Burton 8. Source Unknown 9. Rachel Whiting 10. House Beautiful via Design Crisis