+ by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov


Saint Petersburg designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov has attached two strips of felt to a chair for keeping cosy while working in winter.

Called +, the design wraps across the user's body to provide an extra layer of warmth without restricting their arms.

The material is attached to the chair with poppers and can be removed.

Yaroslav Misonzhnikov presented the project in New York last week.

Here's some more information from the designer:

These winter's evenings for us - the cold that you feel working with computer or textbooks in an immovable state for hours. And of course isn't not always comfortable to cover yourself with a blanket or wearing an extra sweater. The designer from St.Petersburg Yaroslav Misonzhnikov worked out the universal system of plaid for chairs. Two stripes of felt could be attached to a chair by press-buttons.

With a light stir a man slips on his shoulders a strip, then another one. The plaid isn’t strengthened, so it permits a man move. The system was called “+”, because in a working state it reminds the positive sign. In some way the plaid also reminds an eastern kimono. It’s then proposed the worked out project would be used for different kinds of chairs. The project was presented as a part of the exposition of a design school “ArtFuture” at the furniture exhibition ICFF opened 15th of May in New York.

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Posted on Monday May 24th 2010 at 12:50 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • sensimasensi

    the same way u can cover yourself with the blanket from your bedroom and go to work with it:) I just don’t get- it’s not restricting your arms, but what about your back. My bed keeps me cosy, not my chair at work:) Sorry, don’t like it:)

  • Davide

    nice girl model, stupid (non-)project

    my grandmother used to knit shawls that still work better than those two strips, and are good designs proven by history and tradition
    where is the improvement in your design?
    is there any (self) criticism in designers anymore?
    and in editorial staff?

    and btw you shouldn’t use such a dining chair to work

  • How sad, even the “redneck hillbillie” designer of the SNUGGIE came up with something that works, and even looks half as ridiculous!

    I hope that was constructive.

  • memo

    Does the chair comes with the girl ?

  • mvb

    Both the strips and the chair are very uncomfortable. Any time you need to stand up, you need to remove them like the belts in a car.
    People who spend a lot of hours sitting, use a much better chair than this one.
    In my opinion, is more practical and easy to put a thicker sweater on or a simple blanket, instead of this sofisticated way to disturb you.