Watch Charles and Ray Eames Debut Their Most Famous Chair On TV In 1956

Charles and Ray Eames were the archetypal design power couple, who each brought their own distinct kind of creative genius to the personal and professional partnership. When they visited NBC's daytime Home show in 1956 to debut their (now-iconic) eponymous lounge, Charles introduced themselves thusly: "Ray is a… » 8/18/14 4:45pm Monday 4:45pm

A Twisted Mobius Chair Provides an Infinite Place To Sit

Do you remember the first time you were introduced to a mobius strip and its never-ending looped surface? It was probably during grade school science, and it probably made you rethink everything you knew about the world, the same way this Mobius Chair by Takeshi Miyakawa will make you rethink everything you know about… » 7/28/14 12:32pm 7/28/14 12:32pm

A Swivel Chair That Becomes Its Own Private Office

Don't feel bad if your climb up the corporate ladder currently has you serving time in an open cubicle. You'll get that private suite one day, but until then, see if you can convince your office manager to swap out your chair for Campeggi's Tuttomio, which swivels into a semi-private spot to shut out distractions. » 6/06/14 9:40am 6/06/14 9:40am

3D Printing an Entire Chair Is Easy When It's One Big Puzzle

We've been promised that 3D printers will eventually be able to replicate almost anything we want. But how do you go about creating larger objects when your printer's capacity is no larger than a toaster oven? The same way you can fit a Thomas Kinkade painting into a small cardboard box: You turn it into a puzzle. » 5/28/14 7:00pm 5/28/14 7:00pm

You're Always Guaranteed a Seat On the Subway With This Backpack Chair

Riding the subway at peak hours is often a well-orchestrated ballet as you and your fellow passengers jockey for position to snatch up seats as they become available. But why go through that struggle every night when you can just wear this folding backpack chair to work every day and guarantee yourself a place to sit… » 5/15/14 5:00pm 5/15/14 5:00pm

The Hamper Chair Is Your New Best Excuse For Never Doing Laundry

It's hard not to feel guilty when your underwear is on its third tour of duty because you haven't done laundry for weeks. But Brandon Washington has managed to find a plus side to procrastinating on a trip to the laundromat with his Martino Hamper chair that's all but useless without a mountain of soiled garments. » 4/24/14 12:00pm 4/24/14 12:00pm

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… » 1/06/14 10:00am 1/06/14 10:00am

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… » 10/15/13 9:00pm 10/15/13 9:00pm

Vibrating Home Theater 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 theaters 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 theaters, Tremor FX has now … » 9/24/13 11:05am 9/24/13 11:05am