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 created … » 9/24/13 11:05am 9/24/13 11:05am

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 fiber hammock tub, have created the clever Bodice lounger that automatically stands up and out of the way when not in use,… » 9/24/13 9:20am 9/24/13 9:20am

Goodbye Ugly Futons: A Laid-Back Lounger That 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 college, just graduated from college, or can't stop reliving college. If you're looking for a slightly more sophisticated way to accommodate guests, like an adult, this incredibly » 8/28/13 5:00pm 8/28/13 5:00pm

We Should All Fight for This Iron Throne Made from Computer Keyboards

Who cares that the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones is forged from the swords of everyone Aegon conquered. This Throne of Nerds is made by artist Mike DeWolfe who warped together more than 20 different keyboards to create a throne every one of us who stare at a computer for a living should be fighting for. This is the… » 8/27/13 8:19pm 8/27/13 8:19pm

Is the Plank Lounger the Lounge Chair's Platonic Ideal?

If you stare at the low-riding wooden Plank Lounger long enough, you might feel like you're on vacation, basking in the sun beneath some beautiful mountain. That is if you have a really vivid imagination and extreme focus. But even if you don't have those things, you can probably agree that it appears to be just about… » 7/24/13 10:46am 7/24/13 10:46am

Wireframe Furniture Looks Great But Is Almost Certainly Uncomfortable

It would be so convenient if all the clutter in life could just disappear. Only the essentials. Clean lines. If you replaced everything in your house with pieces from this series by Japanese architecture group NOIZ you would never need to worry about loose change under the couch cushions or crumbs on the table again.… » 6/30/13 1:31pm 6/30/13 1:31pm

Turn Your Seasonal Outfits Into a Comfy Place To Crash

Why waste closet space storing seasonal outfits you're not going to wear until it gets cold or warm again when you can repurpose them as the most comfortable place to sit? The upper half of this soft storage chair from Mimish is your standard beanbag that will conform and smoosh to however you awkwardly want to sit on… » 6/19/13 2:39pm 6/19/13 2:39pm

Someone Finally Designed a Folding Chair That's Easy to Store

They're light, they're cheap, they're marginally comfortable, but ironically, folding chairs are rarely easy to stack and store. They're supposed to be, but their random curves and bulges make it a task that's frankly just not worth it—especially knowing that Folditure's ultra-flat hanging Tilt chairs are about to hit … » 5/16/13 3:15pm 5/16/13 3:15pm