The last time I bought a couch, I looked at more than 4000 before finally settling. Then I had to figure out if it would fit through my door.
Just because you’re outdoors and/or floating on a body of water doesn’t mean you can’t have something comfortable to sit on. This $40 inflatable blob might stretch the definition of “hammock,” but it certainly beats sitting in the dirt. This particular model includes a water bottle holder, three side pockets, and a…
Airplane seats can be a tight squeeze for some people. But a new patent from Airbus suggests that one solution might be to make its seats a little more like park benches, to accommodate all kinds of widths of human being.
The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them.
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.
Unless you're just wandering off into the wilderness for a week, there's often a lot of waiting involved when traveling—whether it's for a flight, a hotel room, a taxi, or even dinner. So for all those times when you're stuck in line with no place to sit, the Bagobago might actually be the best traveling companion…
We wonder whether furniture can really get any better than this: an Eames-style sofa, woven from the awesome material that is carbon fiber. This might be living room heaven.
The next park bench you sit on may be smarter than you think. Boston is rolling out new smart benches to parks around the city, which will use solar power to allow anyone to charge their phone on the go and record data about their surroundings at the same time.
Unless you'll be stuck on your flight for twelve hours, most of us are happy to save a few bucks on a no-frills budget airline. To help further cut costs, UK-based Monarch is introducing new seats that are not only lacking the ability to recline, they also feature a built-in tablet holder instead of a touch-screen…
If you like to challenge gravity, the Leaning Bench might be just the ticket for you: it uses physics to stay upright, but fans of sudden movements may find that they need to sit a little more carefully if they're to remain seated.
Ugh, it never fails. No matter the size of the group, you always seem to get stuck sitting next to someone you'd rather not be—an overtly intoxicated uncle at your brother's wedding, a co-worker that believes closed-mouth chewing is more suggestion than rule, or the girl you wish you hadn't started a conversation with…
There's nothing quite like the joy of making company ever-so-slightly uneasy, and these deceptive chairs with a faux-slant would probably do the trick.
Public benches are great. You get to sit back, take it easy, and survey sights and sounds that might escape you otherwise. Also great: spiral staircases, privacy, and watching things from above. These elevated benches give you ALL THAT.
Tired of sitting on a train, packed in coach class like cattle off to be slaughtered? Design firm SeymourPowell has a solution, with seats that can be reconfigured on the fly. Want privacy? Turn away. Want collaboration? Turn toward. [Wired]
These SkyRider Airplane seats scare me. I mean, they're built more like a saddle than a seat. Airplanes already aren't comfortable, do we really need to push the limit?
There is just something about chairs. Just look around the office—they are not just places to sit anymore. Chairs have become super-engineered status symbols. Now audiophiles can have their own high-tech throne.
To most of us, comfort is sitting on a soft cushion.To others, comfort is sitting on a sheet of molded plastic that rides up one's butt crack.
Kind of the inverse of the psychedelic LED effects we showed you earlier, this relaxing Light Bench is maker Frellstedt's idea of the future of seating. You know, the future where even garden furniture uses up electricity and contributes to global warming. Okay, it's stuffed with LEDs, so it only consumes 95W, but you…
It may not be as fancy as first class accommodations, but Delta's new "Cozy Suite" seats promise to make economy class seating less of a hellish, crippling nightmare. The major feature of the design is a staggered layout that increases privacy while simultaneously creating a space for weary travelers to rest their…