Feel the Gravity Chair on your feet

Have a look at this multi-functional chair from Norwegian baby products maker Stokke.

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It has a very unique and interesting leg design that allows for the user to position the chair in a “work” mode, a “pondering” rocking mode and most importantly the “sleep” horizontal mode. The only problem I have is that this is an accident waiting to happen. It will be a matter of time before the you would rolls over somebody else’s foot or your own when you jump forward with that “Eureka” idea! Worst you could bash some poor soul in the gut when you adopt that horizontal mode.
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Shouldn’t a baby product maker know that toddlers have a tendency to walk around uncontrollably and are most of the time less than 100cm tall? But hey, that horizontal position looks inviting dont you think?
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Source Gizmondo

8 Comments
  • Caroline

    November 29, 2006 at 5:21 pm Reply

    It looks very comfy and stylish, would love to try it…wish the male model is included…

  • Design Translator

    November 29, 2006 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Hi Caroline,
    Haha, thats a good point perhaps they could design a couple’s version? Good looking guy though, I must admit…;)

  • David Carlson

    December 1, 2006 at 7:09 pm Reply

    Maybe a floating experience, but don’t you think they are on the ugly side…? A little better in black though.

  • Design Translator

    December 2, 2006 at 9:55 am Reply

    Hi David,
    Yes quite true, its suprising as their baby prams look pretty good.

  • Gwen

    December 3, 2006 at 3:35 am Reply

    nice!!! would love one…together with the artsy feel of the house as in the pic with the black one. =)

  • trendoffice

    December 7, 2006 at 5:09 pm Reply

    You can’t have everything! This is the best in terms of (multi)function+comfort+good design I have ever seen. And noone says that you should use it where toddlers are around – in every house there are potential dangers for toddlers, but that does not eliminate the quality of many products. I wish I had it in my office/livingroom/bedroom or wherever I need it.

  • miejsca: stokke

    January 22, 2007 at 7:32 am Reply

    Could anyone who actually tried this chair tell me if it rocks smoothly? I mean the base is not smooth has some sharp bends…

  • Design Translator

    January 22, 2007 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Hi Miejsca,
    Thanks for visiting. I think the sharp bends are intentional as it prevents the chair from rocking so far back!

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