Hot Seat

Photograph courtesy of Moooi

This custom dining chair goes through fire to get its edgy elegance. Its wood frame is lit on fire, then extinguished, and sealed with an epoxy. Black leather upholstery finishes the “dark knight” appeal, which puts a spin on traditional design. Its unusual process makes each chair unique. The “Smoke” dining chair, designed by Maarten Baas and manufactured by Moooi, is $1,498 (by special order), at Mezzanine, Detroit; 313-442-9000.