chairs

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.


The Problem With The Chair

“A Chair is a difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” — Mies van der Rohe. Van der Rohe, as with Eames, Gehry, Hadid, Libeskind, Corbusier, and Breuer: if they have designed a big building, chances are they have designed a thing on which to sit.


A $45,000 Lounger That Automatically Turns To Track The Sun

It’s often said the world isn’t fair, and nowhere is that more obvious than when you’re sprawled out on a lounger trying to soak up a little sun, and it won’t stop moving across the afternoon sky. You can write all the angry letters to Neil deGrasse Tyson you want, but the only solution to the problem (besides getting up and moving) is this $US45,000 lounge chair from Remmus that automatically rotates so you’re always getting a full blast of sun.


A Saddle-Inspired Chair Lets You Rustle Up Some Relaxation

It’s not exactly going to disrupt the furniture industry as we know it, but designer Christian Sjöström might be onto something with this unique flexible chair inspired by saddles that facilitates several different seating positions. If it’s good enough for a cowboy, it has to be good enough for a desk jockey, right?


Clever Chairs Stack Horizontally So You Don't Need To Lift A Thing

Filling a venue with temporary seating is a time-consuming process — both during setup and take down — since it requires heavy chairs to be unstacked and then stacked again. But the designers at Seoul-based Centimeter Studio realised there was a better way. Their Sleeed chairs slide together and stack horizontally, so a whole row of them can be compressed like a bunch of nesting shopping carts.