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?
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.
At most you can customize 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.
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…
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 cozying up next to the fire, Therm-A-Rest has created the Treo chair which folds up into a pod as…
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.
"A Chair is a difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier." — Mies van der Rohe.
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?
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 realized there was a better way. Their Sleeed chairs slide together and stack horizontally, so a…
Sitting won't kill you. It's actually great, and important! And for some people, like assembly line workers, not having a chair to sit in can actually pose a health hazard. That's why Noonee developed the Chairless Chair, a chair you can wear.
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…
Sometimes, simplicity can make an already wonderful idea better. In this case, designer Daniel Lau has stripped the concept of the average stacking chair right back to—quite literally—its wireframe. And the result is beautiful.
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…
Sitting is undeniably one of the comfiest ways to arrange your body. Almost as good as lounging, really, and just short of "dangling worry-free from hammock." But it has acquired a very bad rap over the past few years. A bad rap it doesn't quite deserve.
You know that feeling when you reach for the milk carton and you think it's almost full but in fact it's nearly empty, so you way overcompensate on strength and nearly throw the thing over your shoulder? That's what picking up this Carbon Fiber chair is like.
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.
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.
The folding chair is a very practical—if occasionally uncomfortable—piece of furniture, but, ironically, it can be hard to store with style. Not any longer, though, thanks to this Hanger 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…