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…
The auto industry in the US hit a few speed bumps over the past few years, and while many factories have closed, it's good to see that some workers, like this industrial robot arm, have managed to find work elsewhere. Instead of building sedans, this arm now lathes solid blocks of maple into lovely wooden stools.
With a design that promises to revolutionize flirting at the bar, Karthik Poduval's Room For Two stool features an expanding design that allows it to seat two people when the need arises. So there doesn't have to be an extra stool available when there's someone you want to sidle up to.
There's nothing quite as comfy to plunk down on as a soft cushion. Unfortunately they get dirty, they absorb spills like a sponge, and they get misshapen in no time. But is there a better alternative than hideous wicker? Yep, the layers of thin bamboo veneer that make up Min Chen's Hangzhou stool.
These stools, called Blast Stools by Guy Mishaly, look like scrunched up wads of paper. Why is that? Because the stools take their odd and wrinkled shape from being blasted with explosives. That's right, they're made with explosives.
This intricate metal structure is functional and flexible. Could it be a new kind of industrial skin, with wide-ranging real-world applications? The surface to a Borg Cube? Simple scaffolding? None, actually. It's far more comfortable that any of those.
Many work with a heavy slouch—and while this may be comfortable and give you a nonchalant cool dude vibe, it's wrecking your back. The Wigli forces you to work your butt off (lest you fall onto it).
Wooden furniture is easy on the eyes, but not always the most comfortable thing to sit on for extended periods. This "Spring Wood" design aims to change that, by cutting wooden chairs in such a way that they become flexible.
It's comfortable. I promise. Really. OK, fine, be that way. If don't believe me, just click and see for yourself.