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Excruciating Spiked Seating

The Nailed Succession Stool is Deceptively Soft and Painfully Pointy

— February 5, 2014 — Art & Design
What you're looking at when you set eyes on the Nailed Succession Stool is not a soft and shaggy texture that will feel comfortable against your skin; the unusual ottoman's surface is completely covered in 12,000 staples that point straight out at the sitter.

The Färg & Blanche piece has been designed with a rotund shape that makes it seem like it might offer plushy upholstery beneath these curious silver hairs. In reality, the metallic fabric has an unforgiving foundation that will press hard against your weight. With so many spikes arranged so closely together, the tight distribution might keep your epidermis from becoming pierced; however, the Nailed Succession Stool is certainly not the type of chair on which you'll want to repose, unless you are a masochist.
Trend Themes
1. Extreme Seating Design - There is a potential for disruptive innovation in designing seating that challenges traditional comfort standards and offers unique sensory experiences.
2. Alternative Upholstery Materials - Innovations in materials can create opportunities for designers to explore unconventional textures and surfaces in furniture design.
3. Interactive Furniture Experiences - There is an opportunity to create furniture that engages with users in unexpected ways, creating interactive and memorable experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - The furniture industry can explore disruptive designs and materials to push the boundaries of comfort and aesthetic.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate unique seating options that challenge conventional notions of comfort and aesthetics, creating innovative and engaging spaces.
3. Material Science - Advancements in material science can lead to the development of unconventional upholstery materials that provide new tactile experiences.
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