Beach Thingy by Larry Laske

Beach Thingy by Larry Laske

Jeanine Brennan
Jun 26, 2008

We love this beach thingy because we hate carrying a lot when we go to the beach and also because its a chair who doesn't take itself too seriously. All you need to do is put your foot into the foot opening and use your body weight to push it down in the sand. Voila! instant beach chair...

Beach Thingy was an aha moment for Larry Laske a few years ago after drinking 1/2 a bottle of wine in Milan. He saw a broken chair nearby resting on a trash container with only the backrest still connected to the back legs. Then he saw a boy nearby propping himself up awkwardly on his hands-- and he married the two images. Wine helps with these design moments, but it helps to be a good designer (he's worked with Ettore Sottsass, Phillippe Starck and Ingo Maurer for starters).

Beach Thingy is featured in the current 54th Annual Design Review issue of I.D. magazine as a 2008 Consumer Products honorable mention award winner. And if you haven't seen the issue, our own Maxwell was one of the prestigious jurors!

Its available in green, blue, yellow and orange through Larry's website. Contact him for pricing.

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