Octopus beanbag recycled from jeans threatens to strangle you comfortably

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 15 August 2013

What? AtelierBlink’s Octopus Chair is a curious beast with four pairs of bleached denim jeans sewn together. You can open up all eight arms as a beanbag to lounge on, or pretend to be strangled by fastening yourself within.

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Aquatic Chairs by designer Sam T. Smith

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By Lost At E Minor in New Design on Friday 9 August 2013

A series of chairs inspired by the forms of aquatic life created by designer Sam T. Smith. Made with plywood and canvas and held together with wing nuts, the simple aesthetic shows design where form inspires function, rather than follows it.

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Le Nid: a concept bar in Nantes designed by artist Jean Jullien

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By Angela Sofo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Le Nid is a bar in Nantes, France, which sits at the top of a 144 metre building called Tour de Bretagne and overlooks the city and its surrounds. Inside this bar, a 40 metre long bird rests. His eyes opensand close regularly as he falls asleep and wakes up. You can even order a […]

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Bastard chairs: photo series on makeshift chairs in China and Hong Kong

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Michael Wolf, whose works we just can’t get enough of, has a fairly new series focusing on makeshift chairs in China and Hong Kong. Endearingly dubbed ‘bastard chairs’ thanks to their questionable origins, these snapshots show a lot of spunk and personality from their unseen makers.

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Paintings you can actually sit in

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 1 May 2013

How impossibly cool are these chairs that YOY design duo Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto presented recently at this year’s Milano Salone? They’re practically off the coolness meter. Dubbed the Canvas series, these are classy screen-printed canvas artwork of chairs that can be propped against a wall and then sat on. Simply, wow.

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Guerilla seating: Hamburg’s city dwellers fight back

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 26 April 2013

Oliver Show saw a problem, made a plan, and took action. And the public responded. These clever seating arrangements are cheap to build, weather proof, and super comfortable. Interestingly enough, this off-the-wall concept was only embraced by the student population. Busy business didn’t take the time to try out the new seating. Watch a video about the actual construction here.

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Occupy This Chair: an art series by Sebastian Errazuriz

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By Sarth in New Art on Thursday 14 February 2013

Occupy This Chair, on display last year at the Armory Show in New York. Practical, clear, simple, revolutionary. I like his stuff. Sebastian Errazuriz was featured on Lost At E Minor a while back, but that was before these signs/chairs. What ever happened to Occupy, anyway? Occupy this blog.

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Inventive chair design by Tomas Alonso

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By Samuel Szwarcbord in New Design on Thursday 3 January 2013

A new take on the traditional steam bent wood chairs by the talented and inventive designer, Tomas Alonso. The use of material echoes the classic Thonet chairs, but this reinterpretation is contemporary in its visual language.

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Chairs made from shopping trolleys

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 20 October 2012

Don’t know about you, but when I look at a shopping trolley, I have to slap my hands from wanting to climb in or force people to push the trolley around. Which is why I naturally googled the hell out of these trolley chairs after spotting them at a conference. Dubbed with the name Annie, these trolley chairs are lovingly upcycled by reestore, which makes cool furniture and stuff from waste materials. They’re kind of crippled as trolleys though, with their wheels taken out of them. Well, at least it makes for legit sitting.

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Cactus seats by Maurizio Galante

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 5 May 2012

Designed by Italian designer Maurizio Galante for Cerruti Baleri, this series of cactus furniture is great to crash out and fall asleep on. Unfortunately accidental acupuncture isn’t one of the side-effects: these aren’t really cacti. These are just comfy seats snugly covered in bi-elastic cacti-printed fabric.

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ABChair by Roeland Otten

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By Anastasia Gerali in New Products on Friday 19 November 2010

Rotterdam designer Roeland Otten has designed a collection of 26 chairs, each spelling out one letter of the alphabet.

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Pepe Heykoop’s amazing Bendible Chair

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By Zolton in New Design on Friday 30 January 2009

Working out of The Netherlands, Pepe Heykoop has designed a chair that bends in all the right places, and just when you need it to. Titled Restless Chairacter, the chair was his graduation project at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

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James Gulliver Hancock and Pepe Heykoop chair

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Products on Monday 10 November 2008

This is a chair design inspired by an illustration by James Gulliver Hancock. I love the possibilities this opens up and can’t wait to see what these guys make next!

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