We often underestimate the importance of a great seating. It seems, chairs and stools are some of those things we don’t really think about innovating. In the meantime, product designers come up with comfortable and ergonomic seating options that can add personality to any living space.
To prototype his concept for the Edgar portable stool, Indian product designer Razeen Mohammed used as little as $0.29. The reason for such a low cost is that the stool is made from waste from the packaging of electronic appliances and adhesives, concerned by the considerable amount of electronic packaging, which has become one of the biggest waste issues due to the constantly increasing production of electronic appliances.
The designer envisioned a two legged stool from these waste materials, which is simultaneously light enough to carry around and sturdy enough to hold the weight of an adult. The result is a functional seating that is using the least amount of resources in terms of the material used for it and is super cost-saving.
The lounge chair by Milan-based designer Miray Ozlem has been conceived to resemble a caterpillar entering its cocoon phase. It is comprised of a set of “ropes” draping over a metal frame. These tubes are filled with sponge material to give them both volume and softness at the same time.
According to the designer, each rope represents a segment of the insect’s body. As a nature-inspired piece, the unique and intriguing chair contributes to the growing demand for home decor items that bring a sense of organic beauty and connection to the natural world.
Rather than hiding the chair’s skeletal frame, the unconventional design showcases the shiny metal chrome that contrasts the soft fabric of the ropes that provides a soft and cushioned seating experience, prioritizing comfort for the user. The gaps on both sides of the lounge signal that despite the seat’s width, it is made for one.
The Plega seating series created Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain for his brand Derlot provides both adaptable seating and acoustic dampening. The stool and benches that form the collection are manufactured using Autex Acoustics’ CubeTM , thick felt sound-dampening panels that are made of compressed polyester felt with 60 per cent recycled material.
The practical and appealing furniture has been designed to be used as flexible furniture that folds up and slots together from flat-pack to create lightweight seats that can be grouped together to accommodate large group of people, catering to the dynamic requirements of educational and corporate spaces.