The Most Expensive Bookshelf by Sebastian Errazuriz

Sebastian Errazuriz is famous for creating some of the most unusual designs, like the uncanny teddy bear coat or the highly versatile zipper dress. His latest creation though is not a clothing item, but a fascinating piece of furniture. Called the Metamorphosis, this is a nature-inspired bookshelf, and the most expensive one too: it costs a whopping $75,000.

The artist’s grandmother had an ivory-coated garden that left a lasting impression on Errazuriz. This is where the idea for the shelf came from. Metamorphosis seems to embrace the wall that it leans on, just like the ivory covers everything it encounters in its way. Hand carved by Horm, an Italian company,  the bookshelf is made from limited edition Baltic birch plywood.

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By : 19 Apr 2011
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