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Fifteen years ago, the French designer Philippe Starck met Lou Reed at the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. They are now friends, so when Starck recently refurbished the hotel in his signature style, he included this new chair named for the musician, "Lou Read". Starck says, "This project is a reminder that it is far better to spend time in conversation
or reading activities than in front of the TV or computer." Sounds good.

The chair was developed for Italian furniture company Driade, and it is made of leather fixed onto a fiberglass skeleton. You can buy it here for about $6500 after converting from Euros. [Design Boom]