The Armadillo Chair was awarded First Place in the 2009 Wilsonart Challenge. The chair, designed by Aodh O’Donnell, is made of overlapping laminate tiles over a form. From the artist’s website:

“The Armadillo Chair explores the possibilities of creating a new experience in the interaction between people and laminate.”

Armadillo chair made form shingled laminate.

Visually the chair is stunning. It makes a statement and it’s conversation on how to use and reuse materials is very fresh. As for sitting in it while I watch Mad Men? I have no idea.

You can check out other works from the artist here.