Marble, Amethyst or Malachite: Semi-Precious Chair

I came across this funky and exotic chair in the March 2013 issue of Metropolis Magazine (a favorite read).

Designed by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman for Cerruti Baleri, the Luigina Chair is made from plywood and CFC- free polyurethane foam. The seat cover is a silk/viscose blend that is printed in Carrara marble, amethyst, or malachite. This chair, in the marble version, is simply breathtaking. And because it’s faux, you don’t have the concerns associated with the care of a semi-precious stone.

Where could you use this chair? I can see this piece in a Hollywood Regency dining room, or as a side chair in a Paris apartment. It’s eclectic, it’s modern, it’s an antique all in one. Screen shot 2013-05-14 at 9.35.17 AM