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New York City-based Bower gives nod to an ancient Egyptian chair in their latest design created for The Future Perfect’s THE CHAIR exhibition. The minimalist, one-of-a-kind Melt Chair combines Imperial Green marble and antique brass in unexpected ways that will have you taking a second look. The slab of marble forms over the brass structure looking as if it’s melting and sliding down the back into a puddle on the floor. Despite its rigid nature, the marble appears fluid with unlikely curves that suggest another material. The result is not only functional, but a sculptural piece of art.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.