While technically this is more home electronics than furniture, this audio player's hugeness and "eye on the prize" obnoxiousness gains it a spot on this list. The BeoSound, introduced in 1996, is a 6-CD music system designed by David Lewis for Danish firm Bang & Olufsen. Considered an "instant icon", it has won numerous awards and has graced the cover of pretty much every out of business design magazine. B&O still offer it today, and even though it's considerably dated and of no use whatsoever, true B&O heads still rep it hard. Buy it now for around 3K or find a "mint/rare/collector" BeoSound on Craigslist.