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Ikea’s Now Making Chairs the Same Way Nike Makes its Knitted Sneakers

There’s nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That’s why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colorful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why Ikea has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior. Read More >>

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Your Arse Totally Deserves This £20,000 Chair That Makes You Feel Weightless

Stop and think about how many hours you spend sitting in an office chair hunched over a computer. Don’t you think your bum deserves to be cradled in something more luxurious than whatever was on sale at Ikea? The Elysium chair isn’t cheap, but it’s brilliantly engineered to make you never want to get up again. Read More >>

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Designers’ Skinny New Seats Can Squeeze 30 Per Cent More People on Trains

The solution to fitting more people on trains won't shock you. It involves making the bases of the seats narrower, so instead of relaxing in a spongy bucket that's been continually reupholstered since the 1960s, we may one day all be perching on the edge of a thing, as if all the commuters in the world have been made to sit on the naughty step. Read More >>

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Sitting in a 737 Jet Engine Chair Turns Anyone Into a Supervillain

Mother Teresa? Ghandi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737's massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-caliber supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you. Read More >>

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The More You Fidget in This Chair, the More Gadgets it Can Charge

Centuries ago, man’s biggest struggle was survival. Today, it’s finding a way to keep our smartphones charged until bedtime. But instead of having to hunt for an available power outlet, Nathalie Teugels has designed a comfy chair that converts your fidgets and nervous energy into usable electricity. Read More >>

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Nissan’s Self-Driving Office Chairs Are Pointless But Brilliant

There’s absolutely no need for them to exist, but we could watch them all day. The clip below shows off a bunch of ludicrously high-tech ‘Intelligent Parking Chairs’, which swivel and glide to your desk when you clap. Built by Okamura, they’re all apparently tracked by a set of four motion-detecting cameras and powered by Wi-Fi-controlled motors, which guide them to their rightful position. Read More >>

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Turn These Giant Bundles of Foam Into Comfy Custom Seating

At most you can customise 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. Read More >>

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This Extra Mattress Rolls Up Into a Chair During the Day

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. Read More >>

design
The Problem With the Chair

"A Chair is a difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier." — Mies van der Rohe. Read More >>

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This Pair of Bionic Trousers is a Chair That You Wear

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 Noone developed the Chairless Chair, a chair you can wear. Read More >>

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Watch Charles and Ray Eames Debut Their Most Famous Chair on TV in 1956

Charles and Ray Eames were the archetypal design power-couple, whom 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 painter. I am an architect." Host Arlene Francis has a slightly different take: "Almost always when there is a successful man, there is a very interesting and able woman behind him." Read More >>

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A Twisted Mobius Chair Provides an Infinite Place to Sit

Do you remember the first time you were introduced to a mobius strip and its never-ending looped surface? It was probably during science or technology at school, 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. Read More >>

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Good News! Sitting Won’t Kill You After All

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. Read More >>

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This Carbon Fibre Chair is Lighter Than a Full Two-Litre Bottle

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 Fibre chair is like. Read More >>