Until now, I don't know that I've ever felt completely ambivalent about a piece of furniture, then fallen in love with it because of its description in a newsletter. Lock your eyes on the thorsten van elten copy for this bad boy:
Van Amburgh, the Brute Tamer of Pompeii (or the new stool designed by Sam Johnson). We love to amaze you with some trivia, especially when it’s got something to do with our products). Apparently the first man to put his head in a lion’s mouth, one Isaac van Amburgh, arrived in England from America in 1839. Queen Victoria was a big fan, and if he‘s good enough for her, he’s good enough for us. Dedicated to him, this rotation moulded stool was inspired by the lion tamers podium.
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