I saw the Cut/Paste exhibit at the ROM on Friday. It featured various objects designed from unexpected materials. My favorite was the lamp chair which looked like this except without the pattern, and there was a pully chain for turning it on and off. I couldn't find an online image of the exact chair but googling "lamp chair" and "light chair" led to some interesting results. I don't even know where to begin, so here's Elephant Chair with Lamp by Alexander Calder from the MoMA collection.