Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
(free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Chair with Pins&Needles / Chair

Chair with Pins&Needles
Chair with Pins&Needles

“On pins and needles” provides uncomfortableness instead of comfortableness intentionally to remind the user that being active is acquired after a long-time sitting, in order to drive the user to cultivate a healthier habit.
The two faces of the chair are covered by two gasbags. In the beginning, the upper bag is filled with gas.When someone sits, the gas streams downwards to the lower bag since pressure. After a while, the majority of the gas fills the lower bag and the snugs will stimulate the user’s butt, so that the user will be reminded. Finally, the gas will back to the upper bag and the chair will restore the original form.

University

Beihang University

Beihang University
Beijing, China

Zixuan Yang,
Beihang University

Tiannan Yang,
Beihang University