The “Embroidery Chair” by Johan Lindstén for Cappellini at Montage

These are some not-so-common threads.

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Photograph Courtesy of Cappellini

For hundreds of years, embroidery was seen as a symbol of wealth and status in Europe, worn by priests and nobility alike. Today, thanks to many high-end designers showcasing the technique in their collections, the art form of the past is back en vogue—both in fashion and in home design. Take this lounge chair by Swedish designer Johan Lindstén, available locally at Montage: A blend of old-world handicraft and new-world technology, the wraparound backrest’s wool tapestry is manufactured to simulate vibrant cross-stitching. Considered alone, the kitschy tropical landscape of flamingos by the sea could easily be at home in your parents’ Florida condo, but combined with the sleek, ergonomic ash-wood frame, the piece is a sly study in contrasts.

Johan Lindstén for Cappellini “Embroidery Chair,” $9,580, Montage.