Segment: Modular Communication Solution by Noam Fass

First there was a TweetingSeat, now there is another attempt at creating a seating system that keeps you connected. Segment is a modular communication solution in which seats can be connected to one another to create different combinations depending on your needs, and each segment of the seating system has a USB port to keep you connected at all times.

Segment has three main modes (and can even become a sofa):

  1. Chaise mode, which allows for full interaction with laptop/tablet/smartphone;
  2. Seat mode – interaction with another person with laptop/tablet/smartphone;
  3. Social mode – interaction between up to four people.


TweetingSeat by Chris McNicholl

TweetingSeat by Chris McNicholl
TweetingSeat by Chris McNicholl with man

Chris McNicholl™’s TweetingSeat is more than just a Twitter-themed bench, it’s an interactive seat designed to try and connect our digital and physical worlds. Each time someone sits down, TweetingSeat uploads an image from two cameras to the Twitter feed. One camera is located on the bench looking at the surrounding space, and another is located nearby looking at the people who use it.


Wing Sound Chair by Grant and Mary Featherston

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From my back burner: Wing Sound Chair by Grant and Mary Featherston, one of the first multi media chairs.

Modern Times: The untold story of modernism in Australia was an exhibition at the powerhouse museum in Sydney. It featured the Talking Chair, or Wing Sound Chair, designed by Grant and Mary Featherston during the mid 60’s. The chair was an icon of its time and consisted of built in speakers within its head rest. the shell was cast from an aluminium mould and made from polystyrene, fibreglass, foam, hardwood and covered in wool and vinyl. it was first manufactured and released by Aristoc industries in 1967 throughout australia, north america and asia

Grant and Mary Featherston The Wing Sound Chair in the Australian Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal.

Currently Modern Times is on exhibition in the State Library of Queensland from August to November 2009.

Via DesignBoom

Armchair Paradise – Music Therapy In A Shell – Born Rich

Paradise Armchairs by Exar
Via Born Rich

SURF CHAIR by Kenneth Lylover and Leif Sørensen

SURF CHAIR by Kenneth Lylover and Leif Sørensen

SURF CHAIR by Kenneth Lylover and Leif Sørensen

has been developed by Kenneth Lylover in collaboration with fellow student Leif Sørensen for the ‘Internet Collection’ competition at the Scandinavian Furniture Fair 2000. From 15-20 other designs from the Internet Collection talent zone it was nominated ‘Best Product’

Via Born Rich and Coroflot

Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on October 1, 2012 at 1:13 PM