A while back we wrote about some of the most unusual records about frniture, so we decided to complete the list with a wider search. And that’s how we found weird information, but interesting from our other connected fields of work.
We’ re starting light – with the largest piece of inflatable furniture. We are talking about a couch made up of four parts, 20.5 m long, 8.10 m wide and also 8.10 tall (801 cubic meters in overall volume). This record was set in Germany, on the 14th of April 2009, by Jacobs Krönung.
The largest tapistry is 45.054 m long and 6.135 m wide (a total of 276.41 square meters) and is exhibited at T-longee Plaza in Beijing, in a five stories high lobby. The measurement was completed on the 9th of July 2015, and this piece is a part of a series of six, all of them just as large and all of them hand-made from silk.
When it comes to real estate and architecture, it’s already no wonder that Dubai is at the core of absolute results, because that’s the place where you’ll find: the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa – 828 m), the tallest hotel in the world (JW Marriott Marquis – 355 m) and the tallest residential building (Princess Tower – 101 stories high, 413.4 m).
And we’re closing with one of the strangest records we’ve found so far – the fastest desk. No, we’re not sure why someone thought of such a thing (Matbe he was late for work? Maybe he wanted a more dynamic working environment? Maybe he wanted to make his field work more effective? We don’t know…), but it’s a fact that Edd China from UK created and drove a desk at a speed of over 140 km/h on the 9th of November 2006, going on the Westminster Bridge towards the City of London. OK, we lied, we know why he built it – it was a special event dedicated to the Greenwich World Records Day.
Yes, we do live in a terribly interesting world 🙂