• May 11, 2009
Formula.Chair by Matthias Demacker – Click above to view in an image gallery

Typically, F1-inspired merchandise is anything but simple. Whether crafted out of spare parts from the paddock or trimmed in carbon fiber, weight-wise, less may be more, but design-wise that's seldom the case.

Which is why the award-winning Formula.Chair is a refreshing change. The ultra-thin, lightweight stacking chairs were designed by Matthias Demacker to mimic the shape of the molded seats found in Formula One cars. Fabricated by Area DeClic, the award-winning chairs can be had in an array of colors, with or without upholstery, and in a variety of formats. Guess we've found one (or several) more innovative pieces of furniture to add to the Autoblog living room... so pull up a Formula.Chair, put your feet up on the engine block coffee table and make yourself at home.



[Source: Minimalismi]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I might have to get some of those. They actually look like they could be pretty comfortable. And of course, they'll hold you in place if you decide to do any crazy cornering around the house.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know it's a slow day when AB is writing stories bout bunch of chairs...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's 8:20 in the morning.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Excuse me one moment while that green chair indelibly prints on my brain.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I sometimes look at cars from 90's and on today’s cars, the thickness of seats has doubled or more, SUV seats are Lay z Boy thick now. Those things weight a ton. Guys can you imagine what would happen to cars if they started using slim seats? The leg room would increase by a foot in some cars, all without the need to make cars bigger. That would make cars roomier for kids in the back and allow the car to remain the same size, which would leave the car nimble. More room, less weight, it’s a win, win, win. Some of these F1 inspirations need to come to regular cars.

      Thin doesn’t mean cheap, as always if done right, people will jump on it, I hope leaders such as BMW, MB and Honda will brig us a stylish, affordable and safe slim seat. That innovation alone can save the car industry, as I wrote above it has a potential to improve the legroom by 3-4 inches in the smallest of car, or it could be used in increase storage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome chairs, but the antithesis of an engine block table. Inspiration should be figurative (as these are) not literal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "to mimic the shape of the molded seats found in Formula One cars"


      So they are uncomfortable then? For a guy who needs lumbar support, that chair appears to be the exact opposite of what lumbar support is. Don't find them much more attractive then any other folding, stackable, cheap plastic chair really.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Everyone! To IKEA!