- Nora Peterson shared a tour of their home, which they say lacks “normal furniture,” on TikTok.
- There’s no bookcase, bed frame, or table — but there is a $7,400 chair that holds knitwear.
- The video has gone viral with commenters focused on how Peterson calls themself a “floor person.”
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Instead of wall art, there’s a black purse hanging from the ceiling. Peterson, who goes by @healthy_punk on the app, said they opted to skip the bookcase, so books sit stacked on the floor with spines facing the wall. Peterson is a self-described “floor person,” so there’s no
, couch, and dining table in sight.
But what’s shocked users on TikTok and Twitter is Peterson’s only piece of furniture: a chair designed by Rei Kawakubo, a fashion and furniture designer. The steel and steel-wire chair sold on the e-commerce company 1st Dibs for $7,400.
“There’s one chair in the room, but it’s not meant to be sat on,” Peterson says in the video, which has racked up nearly 1 million views since they posted it Thursday.
Peterson said in the video that they use the luxury chair to store their knitwear collection.
In the video’s caption, Peterson wrote that they are “encouraging everyone to think outside the box and make your home YOURS.”
While the video aims to remind people that they can express themselves how they want, commenters were quick to pick apart the minimalist home.
“Is this a meme?” one TikTok user questioned.
Another commenter was positive it had to be “a parody of those extreme minimalist YouTubers.”
On Twitter, some users were focused on the cost of the chair while others created humorous response videos.
—Carey O’Donnell (@ecareyo) September 3, 2021
Peterson later pinned a comment from user @wormwan at the top of the video: “It seems people are really missing the point of this. This is what works for them, and they encourage you to find what works for YOU, without judgment.”
Peterson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.