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If The Virén Chair Falls, It Gets Back Up AgainThis chair might remind you of a certain Chumbawamba song. Nothing's ever gonna keep it down. The Virén Chair from Fortum uses design features and weight distribution to self-right itself. No matter which way it falls, it will roll into a position to reorient itself upright. The chair is named for Finnish distance runner Lasse Virén. At the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Virén fell during the 10,000 meter event, but got back up and not only won the race, but set a new world record!
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These "Nervous Chairs" Look Like They Will Shake You OffStrictly speaking, it is a “Windsor chair” – a wooden chair with a seat carved to gently encase the buttocks and lathe-turned legs that do not form part of the back. But the people of the internet have taken to referring to these squiggly-shaped chairs as “nervous chairs”. They look like they’re afraid that you might sit on them.London-based furnituremakers Grant Wilkinson and Teresa Rivera made this chair and its siblings. Their collection combines traditional carpentry techniques and modern designs. You can shop for their works at The Future Perfect, a luxury furniture company with stores in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.-via Colossal#chair
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The Cachoeira Chair by Pedro Villar Has No LegsA rug inspired Pedro Villar, a Brazilian Design student, to create a multi-functional furniture piece that would allow homeowners to have more flexible interactions with people by allowing them to sit or lay down while talking without sacrificing space.The Cachoeira is a one-of-a-kind sitting creation because it combines various types of furniture into a single unit. It's constructed of wood and has a plush cushioned top for enhanced comfort. Individuals can sit in any position they want because each piece has two backs on opposite sides. It's designed to bring people together and create a new dynamic environment.Pedro Villar was awarded a $3,000 Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship by the IDSA Design Foundation this year for this design.Images by: Pedro Villar #Cachoeira #Chair #Multifunctional #Rug
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Seesaw Table by Jeongh GhimJeong Hyeon Ghim, a South Korean design student, has created a chair and table influenced by Korea's military rule from the 1960s through the 1990s as a graduation project. His thesis titled, Move to Move, focuses on enforced obedience in social settings, particularly in South Korean culture, and how socially built standards hinder authentic bodily expression.This furniture, which consists of four chairs and a table with a candle on top, is used for small social gatherings. Jeong used the seesaw as a metaphor for a playground where the body is free of external expectations and can move freely with pure delight. The seesaw's up-and-down motion represents the highestand lowest social positions.The purpose of this design is to persuade individuals to shake their bodies and confront the hierarchy to disrupt the status quo. In hopes to show that there is a singularity of thought, ideas, and opinions, but making it harder for people to properly communicate between different points of view. The fight against political injustice is symbolized by Jeong’s clever Seesaw Table. Images by: Jeong Hyeon Ghim#Seesaw #Table #Chair #Move #Korean #JeongHyeonGhim​
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Russian Caviar Easy ChairsHave you ever wanted to just sit right down in a tin of caviar? A pikabu user spotted a unique stuffed chair in a notary's office in St. Petersburg, Russia. It wasn't the only designer furniture in the office.
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The Big Cheese: A Playful Sofa by Song Xue That Looks Like a Giant Piece of Swiss CheeseHow do you keep energetic children entertained and get them to sit for a moment at the same time? Perhaps all you have to do is give them a piece of cheese - a REALLY big piece of Swiss cheese.Here’s the “Big Cheese” sofa by Song Xue, a Norway-based industrial designer. It’s made from a big chunk of elastic foam and is sculpted using electric heating wires. Like the real thing, the playful cheese sofa has many differently-sized holes. There’s a big main hole for the child to sit in, as well as other holes that they can use to place their toys and play with.The sofa was featured by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum in Beijing, China in 2016.Images: Song Xue#sofa #furniture #chair #cheese #SongXue #kidsfurniture
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Shota Urasaki’s Award Winning Cloud Chair Japanese artist Shota Urasaki’s fascination with the sky, along with her creativity and artistry, has landed her the Gold A’ Design Award at the A’ Design Award & Competition. Urasaki designed a cloud chair, which came up after the artist saw a moving cloud while it rained on the coast of Okinawa, Japan, where she lived.The chair is designed to mimic a cloud raining down. The seating surface is white, fluffy and cloud-like. It is made by piercing polyester fiber into the polyurethane foam with a needle. Meanwhile, the legs of the chair, which are made of stainless steel, depict the water droplets that fall as rain. The chair’s structure gives whoever sits on the chair the illusion of floating. Check more photos of Urasaki’s artworks on her Instagram! Image credit: Shota Urasaki / A' Design Award & Competition#nature #chair #furniture #cloud #okinawa #Japan #ShotaUrasaki
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Snuggle with Blossoms in the Hortensia ArmchairThe Hortensia Armchair is made with more than 30,000 laser-cut fabric flower petals, to give you a soft airy cushion and a chic look that invites smiles. The story of how it came about is pretty cool, too. The Hortensia Armchair started out as a 3D rendering that soon went viral on social media. Even though the chair didn’t exist yet, its success prompted multiple orders. In response, Reisinger & Esqué searched for a way to make the chair into a real-life product. They successfully created a limited edition but wished the Hortensia Armchair could be widely available. This proofed to be almost impossible, with the chair being called “the chair that can’t be made”. Together with Moooi, Reisinger & Esqué proved everyone wrong. The Hortensia Armchair for Moooi enters the next phase in its remarkable journey, and a dream come true for Reisinger & Esqué, getting the Hortensia Armchair in interiors all around the world.File that under "if you can dream it, you can do it," especially if you have waiting customers clamoring for you to make the dream real! #armchair #chair #sofa #flowerpetals #flower #Mooi #ReisingerEsque
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Dancing Chair by Soft Baroque This fantastic Dancing Chair was created by Royal College of Art alumni Nicholas Gardner and Saša Štucin, who go by the name Soft Baroque.The kinetic wooden chair features pivoting legs that allow it to turn around its base - like it's slowly dancing in place - with the sitting human providing the circular movement.The duo also created another kinetic chair called the Dancing Armchair, a more angular version which also has armrests.The smooth and streamlined shapes of Soft Baroque's works evoke midcentury elegance, but their conceptual design adhere to modern standards. Their practice in London focuses on harmonizing contradictory functions and visuals without sacrificing either.Images by: Soft Baroque#dancing #dynamic #chair #SoftBaroque #furniture #armchair #kineticchair
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Cozy Collection by Hannes Grebin: Wonderful Cubist Yet Plush Sofas and ChairsHannes Grebin, a German designer for Todd Merrill Studio, has developed an astonishing furniture that questions the typical domestic décor by adding cubism ideas to his masterpiece. Using reduced geometric shapes and interconnected planes, he has disassembled the traditional technique of creating and molding sofas and chairs. He achieved a hand-crafted design with the best materials and the highest degree of craftsmanship with the help of a master upholster in Berlin.​The Cozy Collection of Hannes Grebin is a collection of cubistic upholstered furniture that manages to mix angular surfaces with comfort in an unexpected yet functional way. They are “living sculptures,” according to Hannes, “which puts the traditional views about comfort and taste into question.” For example, the 'dad's chair,' a wing back type that dates back centuries, has been re-analyzed, broken down, and rebuilt into the comfy yet angular chair as part of the collection.Images by Todd Merrill Studio - via If It's Hip It's Here​#cubism #sofas #HannesGrebin #ToddMerrillStudio #furniture #chair
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Wooden Throne Chair Worthy of Game of ThronesSwedish designer Anton Brunberg noted that there are some six billion pallets in circulation worldwide, and decided to recycle some of that wood to create a wooden chair worthy of Game of Thrones.Brunberg's wooden throne is titled "Pallet Thief."#chair #wood #AntonBrunberg #throne #pallet