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Smart Kid baby furniture is useful once the kid can climb

Smart Kid baby furniture is useful once the kid can climb

I have two kids and both are years outside the baby bed today. I can remember putting the beds for them both together only to toss them out in a few years when they learned to scale the side of the bed. Andensen Furniture has a new design concept that is perfect for the new parents looking to get some mileage out of their furniture.

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Wilkhahn ON: seating as “supple as thighs”

Wilkhahn ON: seating as “supple as thighs”

If you eyed up the flexible spine of the Herman Miller Setu earlier this week and thought "nice, but I'd like more rotational combination of axial forwards, backwards and sideways movements" then you're obviously bizarrely well-read on ergonomic seating and probably already know what we're about to say.  If, however, you know little about pivotal sections but would just like to sit for a few hours without ending up stiff, then Wilkhahn's ON chair may be the answer.  Unlike regular task chairs, which mainly permit forward/backward movement, ON has an artificial hip-joint with "two swing plates that are just as supple as thighs".

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Herman Miller Setu gets reviewed: ergonomics on a budget

Herman Miller Setu gets reviewed: ergonomics on a budget

Like any geek who spends more time on their hiney than in sunlight, we've a soft spot for high-priced ergonomic furniture, and when it comes to such things the inescapable name is Herman Miller.  Father of the classic Aeron and the bizarrely-beehive-like Embody, they also have more affordable options such as the Setu.  Nearly half the price of an Aeron, it's billed (almost) as Herman Miller's sop to the masses, and Core77 have not only reviewed it but caught up with the team responsible for its manufacture.

Manufacturing overview video after the cut

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Secret furniture gets brilliant, elaborate physical mechanism [Video]

Secret furniture gets brilliant, elaborate physical mechanism [Video]

It's hard to find a single screengrab to illustrate this great video of craftsman Brian Grabski's work-in-progress furniture: that's because it hides a fiendishly clever mechanism by which you can open a secret drawer.  The hand-crafted chest-of-drawers demands you pull open each of the visible drawers, before a hidden control springs out and allows you to trigger the secret compartment built into what looks like a normal molding.

Video demo after the cut

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