Adele Chong

ROCKY CHAIR by Guy Arzi

by , 09/21/06

Guy Arzi, Rocky Chair, A Night at the movies - at home, reclaimed cinema seats, recycled cinema chairs

Feel like taking in a film at your favorite theatre but can’t find enough energy to move your caboose from the comfort of your cozy domestic den? Now you don’t have to. Guy Arzi’s bright and fun Rocky Chair, which is made from reclaimed cinema seats, sets the stage for the ultimate home viewing experience by directly channeling popcorn-infused good times at the local movie palace.


A recent graduate of Nottingham Trent University and now based in Derbyshire, Arzi revels in taking discarded items from yesteryear, changing their context and breathing life back into them. The results are smashing – vintage chic coupled with a modern aesthetic sensibility.

Currently making a big splash at the [Re] Design 06 exhibition in London, Arzi’s vibrantly refinished Rocky chairs are stealing the hearts of nostalgic cinema-goers as well as anyone else who just plain appreciates smart, quirky and environmentally sensitive design.

£1,499.99 from Nigel’s Ecostore

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6 Comments

  1. Cameron Bennett July 26, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I think the designs are very inventive. although it does look rather stiff on the back

  2. Nigel October 25, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Just came across this while looking for Guy’s contact details (long story). We (www.nigelsecostore.com) actually sell the Rocky chair, if anyone’s interested in having a look, or seeing what else we do

    best wishes
    Nigel

  3. Lou September 23, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Absolutley cool idea..

  4. ruth lipscomb September 23, 2006 at 3:09 am

    i think this is a graeat idea! People such as I do not go to the movies that often
    because of the uncomfortabilty of the seats. I have had operations on my back
    and spine so its really hard to sit for 2 hours. the design is great. colorful also.

    sincerely,
    ruth lipscomb

  5. Gary Paudler September 22, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    They’re cute and nostalgic, but neither of those qualities connote good design. I can barely stand to sit (stand to sit?) in an old theater seat at the old theater.

  6. daan September 22, 2006 at 4:44 am

    I am loving it

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