It struck me as quite odd how the lines between art and everything else is erased by the eye that sees. If a monkey splashes painting on a canvas this is suddenly labeled art. Monkeys are bright, this is not art. If a walruss did the same act however I could twist my brain into accepting that it was highly impressive.
When it comes to contemporary art, furniture is a larger part of the category. Some items come and go home, some items go hard and stays as items of design history. The price tags should in one way or another indicate that “Your five year old could not have done that” whilst you stare at the price and tell your loved ones that your five year old could have done that.
It’s common to think of art as something that is required to be in a frame hanging on the wall. The main thing I do love about furniture (as well as artificial lighting fixtures: which should be categorized as ‘furniture’) is that you more often and on a daily basis can use it. By asking Google about the definition of art, this is what he/she/it says:
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.