The Spike Chair Distributes Your Weight Over Sixty Wooden Dowels

 - Feb 11, 2013
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Based on a simple description, you might be suspicious about the supposed comfort that the Spike Chair can offer. It's frame-less, cushion-less and even surface-less, with a composition that's largely a collection of wooden rods. The other primary component is steel. A sheet of this stiff material was cut into a square to function as a base, holding 60 metal tubes in place.

Every pipe rises from the thin platform at the exact same angle with uniform spacing in between. These hold the timber sticks, pieces that have been severed to carve out an ergonomic seat and backrest. Alexander Lervik did this with gentle curves to hug the human body. Each element of the Spike Chair is broad enough and close enough to its neighbors to suffice as a comfortable surface for the sitter, despite its discontinuous composition.