by Ariston Anderson
You'll be sure to make a splash of a dinner party when guests sit down on one of Amy Lau's limited edition Dexter dining room chairs. Inspired by the Showtime serial killer show, the chairs are made from white lacquered wood and upholstered in white ultraleather (i.e. vinyl). But what makes these chairs truly unusual are the hand-embroidered blood designs by Leah Picker (see detail above), splashed front and back on each chair.
Amy created an entire macabre dining room for the recent Met Home Showtime House event, which transformed a Gramercy Park townhouse into six Showtime shows, through the innovation of modern designers. But now the Dexter chairs, as well as bloody dinner plates and dismembered flatware from the collection, are available to the public. While television-inspired design is a new one for us to ponder, it's one set that is guaranteed to lead to some interesting mealtime conversation.
Chairs range from $2500 for a side chair to $5000 for an arm chair (signed by the killer actor Michael C. Hall himself) and are available from Spring Design and Art.