Ikea shoppers in Beijing are being told off for getting too comfy on furniture and falling asleep, but we have some solutions for the store!
As a company hiring out all kinds of furniture, we know the importance of comfort! Many of our ranges, such as our stacking chairs and corbusier sofas, feature padding that provides very comfy seating, so our clients can really relax and enjoy their conferences, meetings, exhibitions, and any other occasions.
Time to wake up?
Not all furniture companies think like this though, some like to create some very eye catching items, that not only standout, but might be just a bit too hard/prickly/sticky to sit on… maybe Ikea could discourage napping customers by introducing some similar products such as these…
1. On the bench?
Traditionally benches are thought of as wooden constructions placed outdoors so they give great views in parks, across landscapes, or as resting points in cities. In Tokyo there are some benches that have been designed to be the opposite of comfy to discourage people from sleeping on them. Shaped like metal cylinders, they are overly hot in the summer, freezing cold to touch in the winter season and generally slippy to sit on. We think they’ll do a great job of stopping anyone catching some Zzzs!
2. Bean-less bags…
Bean bags have really evolved since they were first introduced. One small hole in an older product or an inquisitive dog would generally mean a home filled with thousands and thousands of tiny polystyrene balls. Although these types still exist today, they might be preferable to Rick Ivey’s 1825 steel bean bag creation. As the name suggests it’s a seat made of metal shaped like a traditional bean bag - the dog may not get his teeth stuck into this, but he could sharpen them…
3. Would you dairy?
When you combine food and art, the result could be small portions of unusual combinations of meat, dairy and vegetables… well not if you’re artist Cosimo Cavallaro. Instead of teaming food and elegant displays, he combined an armchair and cheese! Aptly called the Cheese Chair, sitting down on this seat involves get sticky and very smelly thanks to the melted cheese dripped all over it. We promise that when you order from our sofa hire range we never send them out covered in food, so sitting down is dairy-free.
4. Pencil yourself in
Pencil’s are for writing and drawing - most people would agree with that! But artist Kerstin Schulz from Germany sees them in quite a different way. Instead of picking one up to jot down some notes, she put hundreds together to create the pencil chair. Arranged with the sharp points sticking out, this is thought of as one of the most uncomfortable seats to sit in, and would definitely prevent sitters from taking a nap on them. Thankfully, any pencils owned by Furniture Hire UK are used in more traditional ways, and are not integrated into our seating in any way!