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Scorpion Chair Is Very Scorpion-y

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Thats a sick looking chair if we’ve ever seen one. Made by painter, sculptor, and woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov. If the translation on his website is correct, it does seem to be available for purchase for the relatively modest sum of 230000 Russian Rubles, which translates to about $5,730 USD. Considering the amount of work that must’ve gone into something like this, evil hell Lords in the making should immediately go check if they have the available funds before it’s sold.

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The Chairless Chair Is Only There When You Want It

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If you spend a good portion of your day on your feet, you’ve probably thought of just how sweet it would be to be able to sit now and then. But chairs are stationary, and there you are, moving around. If only you could bring one with you everywhere you go… Well, the Chairless Chair is essentially that: a wearable chair. It’s a light lower-limb exoskeleton that hardens at the push of a button and allows you to sit down anywhere you want. Keith Gunura, the 29-year old CEO and co-founder of noonee, the Zurich-based startup behind the device, informs CNN that it’s made from aluminum and carbon fiber, and weighs around 4 lbs., which makes it nearly indistinguishable to the wearer. To use, the wearer simply moves into the desired position and presses a button, which locks it in place, immediately relieving pressure from the lower limbs. A single 6V battery can power it for up to 24 hours.

The target market is industrial workers who spend most of their day on their feet, assembling things. Less fatigue could translate in increased productivity and worker satisfaction. BMW and Audi are actually going to start trials later this year, and if the tech catches on, perhaps a consumer version might make its way to the market eventually. Don’t hold your breath on that, however.

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The Optimal Posture Office Chair Could Reduce Fatigue

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There are few things worse for the back than to sit in front of a computer screen all day, typing away. Since you’re probably reading this from one such screen at work right now, we imagine you agree. Do you like the chair you’re on? Is it comfortable? Ergonomic? The $500 Optimal Posture Office Chair you see above looks kind of strange, but it just might make your corporate servitude just a little less painful.

Developed with doctors from the Wooridul Spine Hospital, the chair has a chest rest that provides support as you lean in toward a keyboard or desk, preventing back strain caused by hunching over. The rest swivels 180° for use as a backrest that shifts the shoulders back and chest outward, encouraging the curved, proper posture that reduces back strain. The seat’s pelvis support has a gentle forward slope that shifts the pelvis forward and raises the buttocks above the knees, resulting in semi-standing posture that discourages slouching—a major cause of back discomfort.

So the way to go about this is to submit a request to your HR or Facilities Management department. Tell them you’re suffering from lumbago or some such terrible back affliction, and that you’d feel as snug as a bug in a rug if you get to sit in this for a change.

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Eyeball Chair Would Look Great In Our Offices

We like it when artists create things that we could conceivably use. For example, a painting, nice as it is to look at, can’t be used for anything other than that. On the other hand, the above chair is not only awesome to look at, but could well double as an actual, you know, chair. It’s called Scopohilia (love of looking) and is the creation of Fiona Roberts. It’s made of red velvet and hundreds of plastic eyeballs and, like many works of art, comes with some kind of statement the artist intended it to convey:

“The excessive ‘gaze’ haunts the flesh, generating the uncomfortable feeling of being exposed.”

That’s all we got… We’re thinking it’s some kind of critique about how we’re living in a narcissistic and exhibitionist era and… there are eyeballs everywhere? We don’t know, or really care for that matter. We can only say one more thing about the chair, and that’s that it was “part of Roberts’ graduate show at the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition 2012 in Adelaide.” Purchasing info? We don’t think there is any. However, after the break, there’s a couple more pictures and links.

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