Jordan Betten, founder of the leather company Lost Art, has cranked up the volume in five new chairs he designed for McGuire.
The chairs are covered in hide (python, in one case), and some have fringe and brass fittings. They are not typical of McGuire's traditional furnishings. And they are a departure for Mr. Betten, whose brand produces leather couture worn on stage by the likes of Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler. "It's like getting paid to stretch creatively," he said of his new collaboration.
Like Mr. Betten's clothing and accessories, the chairs are hand-made. "We don't use sewing machines," he said. "You can see that it's a celebration of the materials. We want the finished product to look like it has a spirit."
The chairs will be customized for each client, with prices beginning at $7,000. Information: (212) 689-1565 or mcguirefurniture.com.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.