Architect Alejandro Aravena designed Chairless for Vitra as a seating solution for the modern nomad. Designed for portability, this strap is supposed to allow for comfortable seating in any location, indoors and out. Though the manufacturer claims the strap relieves strain on the spine and legs while freeing hands to handle a book or electronic device, we aren't 100% sold on this creation.
Chairless was inspired by a similar seating solution created by the Ayoreo tribe in northern Paraguay. What do you think? Is Chairless the perfect solution for urban dwellers? Will it replace bulky folding chairs and floor cushions? Or is it just a weird gimmick? The first batch of Chairless sold out online- has anyone seen one of these seating straps in action or even tried one out?