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The Haptic Chair by Trine Kjaer Design Studio Focuses on Textures

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 1, 2013 • References: trinekjaer.dk and contemporist
The Haptic Chair is aptly titled. Since the word 'haptic' refers to the different 'form[s] of nonverbal communication involving touch,' as written on Wikipedia, people will readily look for ways that the Haptic Chair communicates via form and texture. The design itself focuses more on the latter.

Created by Trine Kjaer Design Studio, the Haptic Chair boasts two specifically different materials. While the frame of the chair is wooden, the backrest and seat surface is fashioned out of a type of fabric. The designer writes, "Having in mind, the different haptic sensitivities of the body, the chair is designed to stimulate the hands with fine and detailed craftmanship, while the areas touching the back and the seat has a rougher and more tactile character." There is a lot of stimulation going on.