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):
- Chaise mode, which allows for full interaction with laptop/tablet/smartphone;
- Seat mode – interaction with another person with laptop/tablet/smartphone;
- Social mode – interaction between up to four people.
The Luso Lounger by James Uren is the young designer’s modern reinterpretation of the Chaise Longue Company‘s classic lounger. Re-inventing it to suit the way in which we live today, Uren adds a footstool which helps use the lounger in a number of ways (a day bed, lounger, chair, footstool), while Luso’s unusual asymmetric form helps make better use of space.
James Uren is a young designer, who studied contemporary furniture and product design at Bucks New University and has just graduated with First Class Honours. He’s also a runner up of Business Design Center New Designer of the Year award.
While we’re still on the subject of Emanuele Magini, let me share another design that caught my eye – the Lazy Football chair. Just like most of Emanuele’s creations, the chair combines two worlds into one: the active game of outdoor football meets the lazier version of watching the sport at home. Inspired by the evolution of the designer’s love of football, Lazy Football is undoubtedly a chair for adults in touch with their inner child, and even though it’s not positioned as kids’ furniture, it’s easy to imagine it in a children’s room. Sold on Garage Design website.
Size: 70 x 43 x 90 cm
Materials: metal extrusion and synthetic thread net
Express yourself with the help of one of the cardboard stools by Remember – you have 29 unique designs + 2 kids’ versions to chose from and each would cost you only €16.90 (€14.90 for kids’). Easily and quickly assembled, the stool can also be used as a table and transformed back to its pre-assembled state after use.
Material: corrugated cardboard
Carrying capacity: 200 kgs (440 lbs)
Dimensions: 32,5 x 32,5 x 44,4 cm (12.8 x 12.8 x 17.5 “)