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You'll Need to Pull Some Strings to Sit in This Chair

As the old adage goes: If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Well this furniture concept by Chinese designer Hui Chun Chen flips that idea on its head– this chair is broken, so you have to fix it everytime you want to sit in it. Read More >>

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This Surprisingly Strong Bentwood Chair Looks Like it Would Snap in Two

Tadao Ando is like the concrete-whisperer: the Japanese architect has an unmatched talent for manipulating the everyday material to do pretty magical things. Dream Chair is one of his latest projects—a collaboration with Danish manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son—that switches up his usual scale and medium. The result is a seat that seems too precarious to be true, thanks to some seriously clever engineering. Read More >>

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A Wall Made of 300 Chairs Takes Repurposing a Step Further

Screens and curtains are alright, but sometimes you want a real wall. Solid, substantial and offering some privacy. If bricks and cement blocks are too boring, you can always turn to re-purposed household items. Right? Read More >>

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This Chair Can Be Worn Like a Backpack

If you demand that your furniture is both reassuringly substantial and also portable, then you probably have a tough time navigating life. But here's something to help: a real chair that can be worn as a backpack. Read More >>

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Oxford's Library Chooses Its First New Chair Design Since 1936

Oxford's Bodleian library—aka the Bod—is one of England's largest libraries, a 414-year-old research hub steeped in tradition and history. For example, only three types of chair have ever been used within its walls. Until now, that is: According to Co.Design, the library has chosen a fourth design to replace its older models. Read More >>

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Watch This Lounger Free Up Floor Space When You Climb Off

When living in a small apartment there are compromises you learn to live with for the cheaper rent — mainly the lack of space. But SplinterWorks, the same folks responsible for that stunning carbon fibre hammock tub, have created the clever Bodice lounger that automatically stands up and out of the way when not in use, saving space. Read More >>

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There's a Beautiful Chair Hiding in Your Washing Machine

You can sit on a washing machine, but that doesn't make it a chair. A transformation like the one industrial designer Antonina pulled off does make it a chair, though. And there are even DIY instructions so you can try too, if you're into that sort of thing. Read More >>

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This Plywood Chair Is Super-Stylish -- and Affordable

This stylish chair may look super-classy — but don't be fooled: it's actually made from humble plywood. Read More >>

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Chairs Designed By Little Kids Are Hideously Adorable

An eye for good design isn't something you're born with; you've got to learn it. But everyone has to start somewhere, and this is what it looks like when kids take their very first awkward stabs at furniture design. The results are sort of horrifyingly cute. Read More >>

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Someone Finally Designed a Folding Chair That's Easy to Store

They're light, they're cheap, they're marginally comfortable, but ironically, folding chairs are rarely easy to stack and store. They're supposed to be, but their random curves and bulges make it a task that's frankly just not worth it—especially knowing that Folditure's ultra-flat hanging Tilt chairs are about to hit the market. Read More >>

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Whoa, You Can Actually Sit in This Painting

My, that painting of that chair looks great. Very regal, very detailed and even very comfortable. How comfortable? So comfortable that you can actually sit inside the painting. Though it looks like any ordinary painting, the artwork is actually a piece of furniture. Read More >>

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Mazda Wants This Sleek Spider Chair Creeping Across Your Living Room

If Audi could do it, the designers at Mazda figured they could create their own custom furniture too. After all, the company's been crafting seats for its vehicles for years now. And with the Kodo chair that pedigree's immediately obvious. Read More >>

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The Evolution of Outdoor Seating Brilliantly Visualised

The New York Times has an awesome retrospective graphic that shows how al fresco seating has evolved all the way from 1889 to the present. Can you tell we're excited for spring? Read More >>

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Some Law Of the Universe Is Being Broken When This Chair and Stool Stack

There's a recent trend in furniture with pieces that defy the impossible and by all logic shouldn't exist. First it was that mind-melting distorted storage unit, and now we have Dave Ritinger's chair and stool Mate set that somehow stack into a single piece. Read More >>

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Gorgeous School Furniture That Teaches Kids Good Posture

Turns out, sitting hunched over a desk for eight hours a day isn't all that great for a kid's posture, and the spinal contortions needed to lean over a flat desk certainly do nothing for a student's ability to focus on the day's lessons. However, this rolling chair from Dublin-based industrial design firm Perch aims to keep kids upright, comfortable, and engaged through the magic of deforming plastic. Read More >>

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