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75 Dynamic Compact Chairs

From Skateboard Stools to Zipped-Up Couches

— December 4, 2011 — Art & Design
Space-saving designs are always in demand, and these dynamic compact chairs offer a variety of furnishings to choose from. With an increasing emphasis on sustainable design practices, people are adapting the belief that less is more. Compact chairs, space-saving stools and portable poufs are taking the design world by storm. Industrial designers are becoming more conscious of the amount of materials they use and waste.

Furniture pieces like stretched rubber stools, sculptural stumps, recycled balloon furniture and felt-robed furnishings are just some of the amazing compact concepts out there. This design-conscious seating proves functional, eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

Designers are not only using less materials for these designs, but are also putting emphasis on their use of unconventional materials. Repurposed and recycled furniture pieces are gaining momentum with materials including used rubber, wire, metal and even organic matter like grass.

These dynamic compact chairs provide designs for everyone.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Handled Geometric Seating
Handled Geometric Seating
The Polystool by WEdid-ID is Colorfully Convenient
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74
Simplistic Crumbled Seating
Simplistic Crumbled Seating
These Butter Stools by Tjep are Deliciously Designed
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73
Angular African-Inspired Seating
Angular African-Inspired Seating
The BAN Stool by Hector Esrawe Has a Cultural Impact
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72
Sustainable Grass Seating
Sustainable Grass Seating
Fabrio del Percio Designs This Transparent Hay-Filled Couch
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71
Hairy Designer Seating
Hairy Designer Seating
The PAPA Stool is a Modern Furniture Piece that Bristles With Comfort
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70
Centipede Seating
Centipede Seating
The Multi-Leg Mutant Stools by Escalona
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69
Sweetheart Furniture
Sweetheart Furniture
The Jellio Seat Hearts Series is Ready for Some Love
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68
Gumball Seats
Gumball Seats
The Dandelion Stool by DesignK is a Cute Addition to Any Room
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67
Waning Lunar Seating
Waning Lunar Seating
The Moon Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka Looks Like it has a Gravitational Pull
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66
Stimulating Child-Like Design
Stimulating Child-Like Design
EVA Chair for Kids Employs Just a Single Board and String
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65
Sleek Color-Popped Chairs
Sleek Color-Popped Chairs
Lonc Designs a Versatile Way to Add Life to Any Room
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64
Bird Sanctuary Stools
Bird Sanctuary Stools
Note Design Studio Takes Its Design From a Bird's Nest
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63
Pattern-Changing Seats
Pattern-Changing Seats
The Pally Chair Lets Users Change Up Their Seat Cushion on a Whim
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62
Sugar Cube Seating
Sugar Cube Seating
The Nucleo Presenze Collection Will Make You Salivate
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61
Whimsical Wonderland Seating
Whimsical Wonderland Seating
Have Fun While Sitting with the UM Project Milking Stool
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60
Corky Memory Chairs
Corky Memory Chairs
Hamish Tennent's 'Rocker Stool' Remembers the Way You Last Sat
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59
Compact Circular Stools
Compact Circular Stools
Mark Braun Brings Us Modern and Portable Seating Arrangements
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58
Laundry Bag Barstools
Laundry Bag Barstools
Nexus Stool by Elementodiseno Cushions Your Bottom with Clothes
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57
Evolution-Inspired Seating
Evolution-Inspired Seating
The Chairs by Nick Ross and Fraser Reid are Highly Adaptable
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56
Stretched Rubber Stools
Stretched Rubber Stools
13 Ricrea's Latex Roll Pouf is Colorful and Eco-Friendly
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55
Teetering Seating
Teetering Seating
Thorsten Franck's Out of Balance Stool May Give a Good Core Workout
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54
Puzzling Stools
Puzzling Stools
Piece Together the Pieces of the Pallares Chair by Carlos Cordoba
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53
Sculptural Stump Stools
Sculptural Stump Stools
Junbum Park Gets Inspiration from Life for His Stump Stool
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52
Subtly Twisted Seating
Subtly Twisted Seating
Yenhao Chen's Grille Chair is Inspired by Taiwan's Landscape
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51
Pebblelike Poufs
Pebblelike Poufs
Arper's Pix Series is Perfect for Any Occasion
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50
Silverized Honeycomb Seats
Silverized Honeycomb Seats
Michael Young's Hex Chair Looks Like a Steel Drum
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49
Crafty Fairylike Furniture
Crafty Fairylike Furniture
Marcel Wanders's Crochet Table Looks Like an Art Piece
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48
Gravity-Defying Perches
Gravity-Defying Perches
Jolan van der Wiel Creates Stools that Defy Logic
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47
Tiger-Printed Poufs
Tiger-Printed Poufs
The Maurizio Galante Tato Tattoo Designs Bring Wild Comfort
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46
Colorful Grate Seating
Colorful Grate Seating
Melissa Godoy Nieto's Tulipa Stool is Simply and Vibrantly Assembled
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45
Felt-Robed Furnishings
Felt-Robed Furnishings
The Fetching KAMKAM 'Dressed Up Furniture' Series
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44
Wave-Inspired Stools
Wave-Inspired Stools
The Flosion Seating System
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43
Tree Stump Seating
Tree Stump Seating
Cratere Benches by Binome-Jardin Turn Cut Trunks into Firm Cushions
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42
Reversible Stools
Reversible Stools
The Cross Seating Design Lets Users Customize Their Seat
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41
Creepy Sci-Fi Seating
Creepy Sci-Fi Seating
The Millipede Bar Chair Looks Like the Sentinels from 'The Matrix'
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40
Wooden Screwlike Seats
Wooden Screwlike Seats
The Vitae Stools by Riva 1920 Give Furnishings a Fun Twist
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39
Drum-Like Stools
Drum-Like Stools
Patrick Frey Unveils the 'Nook' Collection
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38
Gossamer Silkworm Seating
Gossamer Silkworm Seating
Silk Chairs by Javier Moreno Afford Sitters Cozy Cocoons
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37
Triple Threat Bar Stools
Triple Threat Bar Stools
The Lounge Stool Doubles as a Dinner Tray and Side Table
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36
Folded Frame Seating
Folded Frame Seating
Origami Chair by Vasiliy Butenko Uses Furrows Instead of Fasteners
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35
Horse Feed Furnishings
Horse Feed Furnishings
Hay Bales Seating Makes Barnyard Benches into Contemporary Cushions
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34
Spray Can Stools
Spray Can Stools
'Cap' by Don't Feed the Swedes is a Pop Art Masterpiece
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33
Anorexia-Inspired Furniture
Anorexia-Inspired Furniture
Skinterior Stools Are the Size Zero of Seating
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32
Sunny Side Up Seating
Sunny Side Up Seating
The Miro_Slaw Chair Offers the Comfort of Concentric Oval Cushions
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31
Animalistic Seating Arrangements
Animalistic Seating Arrangements
Fredrik Farg Creates Furniture That Look Like Living Creatures
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30
Faux Fabric Stools
Faux Fabric Stools
Stitching Concrete is Designed to Be Deceptively Indestructible
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29
Drumlike Stools
Drumlike Stools
Christian Kayser's Syn-Kraft Furniture is Minimalist and Wiry
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28
Curvy Modular Seating
Curvy Modular Seating
Jangir Maddadi's Compound Collection is a Versatile Public Bench
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27
Cacti-Inspired Poufs
Cacti-Inspired Poufs
Footstools by Dutch Twins of Tweelink Studio Look Like Desert Plants
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26
Cheery Children's Seating
Cheery Children's Seating
The Eco-Friendly Astronomer Stool for Little Explorers
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25
Segmented Seat Solutions
Segmented Seat Solutions
Noam Fass Designs a Modular Communication Seating System
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24
Figure Eight Seating
Figure Eight Seating
The Eight Bar Stool is Perfect for Ocho-Cinco
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23
Chic Seamless Seating
Chic Seamless Seating
The Anouk Chair
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22
Saddled Bar Stools
Saddled Bar Stools
The Werkkruk is Modeled After Classic Bicycle Seats
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21
Whimsical Garden Chairs
Whimsical Garden Chairs
The Bux de Luxe Seat Looks as if Its From Alice in Wonderland
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20
Sphere Segment Seating
Sphere Segment Seating
This Public Lounge by Indre Anceviciute Assembles into a Ball
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19
Choked Coffee Tables
Choked Coffee Tables
The Sirio Tables by DZstudio Make for Funky Furniture
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18
Crafty Furniture Sets
Crafty Furniture Sets
Claire Anne O'Brien's Knit Stools are a Fresh Take on the Stumpy Seat
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17
Illuminated Saddle Seating
Illuminated Saddle Seating
The Mush Armada Stool Explores the Limits of its Materiality
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16
Built-In Pocket Seats
Built-In Pocket Seats
My Reading Chair Boasts Discreet Storage
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15
Zipped-Up Couches
Zipped-Up Couches
The SSCC Sofa Unzips to Form Three Separate Lounge Chairs
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14
Skateboard Stools
Skateboard Stools
Seating from Recycled Decks
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13
Sticky Tack Seating
Sticky Tack Seating
The Plust Gumball Collection Offers Soft Surfaces for Sitting Outdoors
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12
Versatile Institutional Seating
Versatile Institutional Seating
'Lively Space for Hospitals' Provides Refuge in a Stressful Place
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11
Convertible Knapsack Seating
Convertible Knapsack Seating
The Bachag Chair Unites Furniture and Fashion
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10
Sickly Stump Seating
Sickly Stump Seating
Spalted Stools by Don Howell Cure Infested Forest Finds
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9
Spin-and-Slot Seating
Spin-and-Slot Seating
The Olly Foldable Stool is Ideal for Space-Starved Apartments
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8
Recycled Balloon Furniture
Recycled Balloon Furniture
The Balloona Stool
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7
Second-Hand Clothing Seats
Second-Hand Clothing Seats
The Giving Tree Project Turns Used Togs into Stumps
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6
Cubic Cantilevered Seating
Cubic Cantilevered Seating
The M3 Chair's Open Framework Defines the Space it Occupies
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5
Fluid Jigsaw Furniture
Fluid Jigsaw Furniture
Matryoshkarim Nesting Furniture Slots Six Pieces into One
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4
Liquid Metal Seating
Liquid Metal Seating
Aluminum Bar Stools by Michael Stolworthy are Fluid & Flowing
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3
Overlapping Circular Seating
Overlapping Circular Seating
Koppla Modular Platforms Create Practical Urban Landscapes
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2
Flapjack Floor Cushions
Flapjack Floor Cushions
The Todd von Bastiaans Pancake Floor Pillows Look Comfy and Delicious
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1
Eco Pop Art Furniture
Eco Pop Art Furniture
Yameng Li's Tyred Custom Chair if Full of Cultural References
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