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New York Should Be Ashamed Of The Heinous Chair It Built For The Pope

Pope Francis is hip to social media and cares about the environment. His new cool Popemobile is a convertible Hyundai. But the throne that the poor pope has to sit in while he’s in Manhattan is freaking design blasphemy. It’s so ugly, it’s ungodly. How in heaven’s name did we get into this mess?

This Is What Happens When You Turn A Line Drawing Into A Chair

What happens when you take a line drawing into three dimensions? For designers at SOHN this chair is what: a simple seat with clean lines and an iconic profile.

A Death Star Bean Bag Chair Is The Ultimate Comfort In Your Living Room

Did it really take this long for a product designer to connect the dots between a spherical bean bag chair and the spherical Death Star? Why haven’t Death Star bean bag chairs existed since The Empire Strikes Back when the Lucasfilm marketing machine was in full swing?

Turn These Giant Bundles Of Foam Into Comfy Custom Seating

At most you can customise a chair bought at a furniture store with a throw pillow or a blanket. But Keren Shiker’s wonderful Sink In seat actually starts off as a large bundle of foam pieces that have to be slid around before you can comfortably sit.

Watching A Wooden Chair Get Made Is Surprisingly Peaceful

Can you watch an episode of television that just follows the multiple day process of making a chair from wood without any music? Without any commentary? As part of BBC Four Goes Slow series, we see just that. It’s beautiful, ASMR-tingling, and so soothing to see tree trunks get chopped, wood being sawed down, and the quiet still soundtrack of the furniture being put together.

A Comfy Compact Camping Chair That Packs Away Into Its Own Legs

Even if you’ve opted to spend a weekend car camping instead of truly roughing it with nothing but a pack on your back, you still don’t want to pack too much stuff. So in lieu of a couple of awkward folding lawn chairs for cosying up next to the fire, Therm-A-Rest has created the Treo chair which folds up into a pod as small as a thermos.

This Extra Mattress Rolls Up Into A Chair During The Day

Transforming a convertible sofa into a bed can sometimes seem more complex than Optimus Prime changing into a truck. For a more compact emergency bed that’s easier to move wherever you need it, check out Campeggi’s Girella chair, which is as simple to transform as unrolling a sleeping bag.

This Crazy Chair Builds Itself

Building flat-pack furniture is a major pain in the arse, so much so that a MIT team has spent years and millions of dollars solving the problem. Actually, that’s not quite true: the problem they’re trying to solve is actually a far more exciting one, even if it won’t benefit IKEA quite yet.

This Chair Is Inspired By The Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

If you’ve ever spent any time staring at building floor plans, this chair may look familiar. That’s because it’s inspired by the way architects draw chairs in their plan-view drawings.

This Is The Most Fun I've Ever Had Sitting In A Chair

The future is vibrant. The future is kinetic. The future is a chair that spins around when you sit on it. The future is incredible.

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