Next time you find yourself thinking “This sofa is way too expensive!” just remember that it could be a lot worse. Just take a look at these most expensive pieces of furniture and see what we mean. Whether or not they really are worth the steep prices is still under debate.
- 9. Vividus Mattress – $59,750
- 8. Archeo Copper Bathtub – $67,557
- 7. Parnian Desk – $200,000
- 6. Golden Stool – $1.3 Million
- 5. Xten Office Chair – $1.5 Million
- 4. Floating Bed by Janjaap Ruijssnaars – $1.6 million
- 3. The Tufft Table – $4.6 Million
- 2. Dragons Chair by Eileen Gray – $28.3 Million
- 1. Badminton Cabinet – $36.7 Million
9. Vividus Mattress – $59,750
Just how many times did you picture yourself sleeping on those fluffy white cumuli? Well, Hästens promises its customers that exact dreamy sensation of sleeping on a weightless cloud. Their Vividus mattresses boast only the best possible materials, such as lambswool, flax, silk, cashmere and hand-tufted horse hair. Each mattress takes between 140 and 160 hours to manufacture.
8. Archeo Copper Bathtub – $67,557
The Archeo bathtub flaunts a unique antiquity-inspired design that simply doesn’t make it suitable for just any home. It is elegant, sophisticated and full of character, which are the exact ingredients that a bathtub needs if you want it to become the focus point of your bathroom. It is made entirely out of copper and it is ridiculously spacious, being large enough for people of all shapes and sizes.
7. Parnian Desk – $200,000
Specialized in manufacturing high-end furniture for people of all tastes and preferences, Parnian has been around since 1977. Among the many outstanding pieces that they’ve created is this exotic wood desk worth $200,000. Master craftsmen have used six different expensive woods for the project, including Carpathian elm and ebony. Obviously, customers can ask for various customizations as per their needs.
6. Golden Stool – $1.3 Million
Things are getting more opulent now. A Chinese jewelry store in the Jiangsu Province has manufactured a very impressive luxury stool made out of solid gold. Approximately 110 lbs. of precious metal were used for this piece, which kind of explains why it costs a whopping $1.3 million.
5. Xten Office Chair – $1.5 Million
We guess if you have to shell out a fortune on furniture, it might as well be for a piece that you use on a daily basis and which can significantly improve your comfort and even health. For people who stay at a desk for hours, a good chair can make a huge difference even in productivity. Xten may just be the best you can find, but you kind of need $1.5 million to buy it. So if that’s not a problem for you, then prepare yourself to enjoy the flawless result of an excellent collaboration: Ares Line and Pininfarina. The first an expert in seating systems, the second an expert in flawless automotive design
4. Floating Bed by Janjaap Ruijssnaars – $1.6 million
This may also qualify as an excellent substitute to actually sleeping on clouds. The magnetic bed created by visionary architect Janjaap Ruijssnaars permanently hovers above the floor at a height of a little over a foot (13.7 inches). It is a design masterpiece created in collaboration with Bakker Magnetics and it can hold almost 2,000 lbs – so don’t worry about sleeping on it. The only thing you should remember to do is take off your metal accessories if you plan to get under the bed for some reason.
3. The Tufft Table – $4.6 Million
Created around 1775-1776 by master craftsman Thomas Tufft, this ridiculously expensive table was auctioned off in 1990 for a whopping $4.6 million. It was originally carved for a very rich 18th century man who lived in New Jersey. It is a fine example of high-end rococo style furniture, but we’re not exactly sure if the price was anywhere near rational.
2. Dragons Chair by Eileen Gray – $28.3 Million
Sold by Christie’s in 2009 for a whopping $28.3 million, the Dragons Chair was part of an outstanding Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. It was designed by artist Eileen Gray and it was a record breaker among pieces of 20th century decorative artwork.
1. Badminton Cabinet – $36.7 Million
This piece even has its own Wikipedia page! With a ground-shaking price of $36.7 million, the Badminton Cabinet is a historic piece of 18th century furniture. It was commissioned by Henry Somerset, the 3rd Duke of Beaufort. The young man was only 19 at the time, and it took six years of work for the cabinet to be completed. Thirty experts worked on the 12+ foot tall cabinet made of ebony and decorated with semi-precious stones.