1. Twin Chair by Philippe Nigro
The Twin Chair has two layers that can be stacked together for everyday use and separated when you need a few extra seats. Apartment Therapy pointed out, "The idea is one of those that's so clear and simple that we're all wondering why we didn't think of it earlier. We love the beauty of good design creating straightforward solutions to common problems."
2. The Murakami Chair by Rochus Jacob
Designed by Rochus Jacob, The Murakami Chair has an attached lamp and it's powered by rocking back and forth. A simple, elegant, rockin' idea.
Jacob said, "Complexity is covered by simplicity. Advanced nano-dynamo technology which is built in to the skids of the chair and more efficient light sources such as the newly developed OLED generation makes it possible to build a rocking chair with a reading lamp running on electricity generated from the rocking motion. During daylight the energy gets stored in a battery pack."
3. The Emeco 111 Navy Chair
Coca-Cola is now making chairs out of their old soda bottles. Rented Spaces recently noted that they teamed up with the "furniture manufacturer Emeco to produce a new chair made from its recycled plastic bottles." The chairs have clean lines, a retro look, and are made in the USA!
4. Ikea POÄNG
The Ikea POÄNG is one of my favorite chairs. The POÄNG is comfortable, light weight, and easy to move. Plus the chair makes a slight rocking motion; it's perfect for weekend lounging and reading.
Tammy Strobel blogs at RowdyKittens about simple living and is the author of Simply Car-Free: How to Pedal Toward Financial Freedom and a Healthier Life.
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