A Deck Chair For Those Who Trust in Science

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This deck chair might look a little dangerous to the untrained eye, but for those who place confidence in physics it looks like the perfect spot to kick back and relax.


The design, after all, relies purely on friction between the chair, wall and floor to remain standing. But for those who still feel a little nervous, you can rest assured that it also uses a special anti-slip coating, to ensure that the wood safely grips most surfaces. In fact Bernhard Burkard, the designer, goes as far as reassuring us that "even though it looks dangerous it provides comfort seating and relaxing in every occasion." Phew.

The whole thing, called Curt, is hand-built from local woods including ash and beech, by people with mental or physical disabilities at the Altra workshop in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. You can order one direct from Burkard, too—though be prepared to stump up $300 in the process. [Bernhard Burkard via Dezeen]


Chip Skylark of Space

It's two wall studs, two pipes and a piece of canvas. I can build that at home, and save $280. In the meantime, if you flipped the angle around (30-60-90, instead of 60-30-90), she'd be on her ass, thanks to gravity), and might need to use the device as a stretcher as someone has pointed out.