April 14th, 2010

Alejandro Aravena designed the Chairless, a seating device for the modern nomad, for Vitra. It’s just a strap of fabric which you put around your knees and back. Alejandro was inspired by a picture of an Ayoreo Indian sitting with such a strap. This is definitely not a typical Vitra product.
A part of the proceeds will be used to support the “Foundation for Paraguayan Indian Communities”.

13 Responses to “Chairless”

  1. Hello Says:

    Save money, just sit cross-legged!

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  3. rae Says:

    Just sitting wouldn’t be as comfortable. The strap accross the lower back gives support and prevents back pain.

  4. felix Says:

    fesseln für reiche haha

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  7. houk van lake Says:

    probably nobody will by this vitra strap, just a long belt would be enough. Be sure we are going to see this everywhere this summer

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  9. Amy Says:

    Wouldn’t you bottom get cold and/or dirty if using only belt?

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  11. jon Says:

    just get a rope… or a belt. why would you spend money on this??

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  13. C. Steves Says:

    A rope would not be nearly as comfortable, it would put too much pressure on a narrow area across the back. The wide nylon band distributes the pressure over a wider area and and provides greater comfort to the user.

    The only flaw I see is that there is no “buckle” to allow adjustment. I’m a tall fellow and would probably be cramped in a standard sized strap.

    I do, however, plan on making my own one of these nifty gadgets with a piece of old nylon webbing from a broken ratchet strap. The band is wide (+3 inches) and it’s extremely durable. I’ll include a double ring in mine to allow adjustment for different positions.

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