In anticipation of Halloween, we found 13 of the best accessories and bits of furniture from the House of Frankenstein.
The design world has been fascinated with anatomy for a while now. Our obsession is a bit more seasonal. With Halloween creeping up on our calendars, and the encroaching Día de los Muertos not far behind, we’ve got skulls on the brain. And brains all over the carpet (see the footstool below).
Time’s a wasting, or so we are reminded by tattoo artist Scott Campbell’s upholstered chair (above) and a monobloc plastic seat titled Souviens Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir from Benjamin Le Du of Pool. That French bit means, “Remember that you are going to die.”
For something a bit more heart-warming, consider the Cuore Sacro lamp by Tania da Cruz.
Porcelain sculptures from Parisian studio Perception Park, part of Celia Nkala’s Ossements collection, were inspired by a human hip-bone she found in a flea market in Brussels. She sculpted the shape in porcelain along with a few others modeled upon a human skeleton she borrowed from the anatomy department of a local medical school.
The Lilac Bone.
And stackable vertebra candle-holders.
The Ventricle in cherry turquoise is a hand blown sculptural vase designed by Eva Milinkovic.
Wallpaper Number One by Shannon Wright takes the urinary tract and turns it into retro wallpaper.
Finally, brains on the carpet. Or rather a skull chair and brain footstool from the Vanitas Collection, accented with the “Something Dead” floor lamp, each sold separately by Vladi Rapaport.
These should set your teeth chattering before making you smile. The teeth brushes are handcrafted using traditional craft techniques by blind artisans at the former Home for the Blind in Berlin.
Finally, antique anatomy slides cum refrigerator magnets to remind us to take good care of our bones so our scary Halloween costumes, aren’t something we can’t take off.