Dubbed the ‘wildest species of seating,’ a new chair is more like an animal that defensively reacts to humans upon approach.
Resembling a porcupine, the Wild Chair is equipped with sensors that can detect the presence of people, including voices. On its backrest are sharp wooden spikes; when no one is around, the spikes lay dormant. However, when approached, the spikes omit a scream and peak upwards in defence.
The humourous project was created by Chilean-born, Paris-based industrial designer . He jokingly says the furnishing can be domesticated, though ‘a wild chair will always be a wild chair.’
The design premiered in Milan at the Gallery of the during the last month.