This Sleek Chair Doubles As A Sensible Stepladder

For the short, or those with tall apartments, some steps are an essential household item. But why buy a stepladder when you can hide one in plain sight, as this wonderful looking chair?

String Theory: Watch This Pile Of Wood Transform Into A Functioning Chair

Ooh Tuesday, why you gotta be such a drain? Everything just seems more difficult at the start of the week. Somehow, designer Hui Chun Chen’s Constructing Memory collection manages to embody that feeling in furniture that takes extra effort to put — and keep — together.

This Surprisingly Strong Bentwood Chair Looks Like It Would Snap In Two

Tadao Ando is like the concrete-whisperer: the Japanese architect has an unmatched talent for manipulating the everyday material to do pretty magical things. Dream Chair is one of his latest projects — a collaboration with Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son — that switches up his usual scale and medium. The result is a seat that seems toao precarious to be true, thanks to some seriously clever engineering.

A Wall Made Of 300 Chairs Takes Repurposing A Step Further

Screens and curtains are alright, but sometimes you want a real wall. Solid, substantial and offering some privacy. If bricks and cement blocks are too boring, you can always turn to repurposed household items.

This Chair Was Made From Artichokes And Cooking Oil

Dinner! Time to tuck into a delicious side-dish of artichokes while sitting comfortably on a chair… made of artichokes?

This Chair Can Be Worn Like A Backpack

If you demand that your furniture is both reassuringly substantial and also portable, then you probably have a tough time navigating life. But here’s something to help: a real chair that can be worn as a backpack.

Oxford's Library Chooses Its First New Chair Design Since 1936

Oxford’s Bodleian library — aka the Bod — is one of England’s largest libraries, a 414-year-old research hub steeped in tradition and history. For example, only three types of chair have ever been designed for use inside its walls. Until now, that is: According to Co.Design, the library has chosen a fourth design to replace its older models.

Watch This Lounger Free Up Floor Space When You Climb Off

When living in a small apartment, there are compromises you learn to live with for the cheaper rent — mainly the lack of space. But SplinterWorks, the same folks responsible for that stunning carbon fibre hammock tub, have created the clever Bodice lounger that automatically stands up and out of the way when not in use, saving space.

Vibrating Home Theatre Seats Are Another Reason To Skip The Cinema

To combat piracy, giant screen TVs, surround sound setups and a wealth of streaming movies available at home, movie theatres have been pulling out all the stops to entice people back to the cinema. 3D failed miserably, but vibrating seats have gained some traction. Unfortunately for theatres, Tremor FX has now created a home version of their force feedback seats, giving people yet another reason to skip going out.

Goodbye Ugly Futons: Laid-Back Lounger Transforms To Sleep One

They’re a cheap and easy way to add some extra sleeping space to your apartment, but futons are a sure sign that you’re either in school, just graduated from school, or can’t stop reliving school. If you’re looking for a slightly more sophisticated way to accommodate guests, like an adult, this incredibly comfy-looking Figo lounger transforms into a bed for one — in style.