Govert Flint’s Futuristic Computer Chairs Allow You to Click with a Kick

Posted On Wed, February 4, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, February 4, 2015 By In Design, Furniture, Technology

Although our bodies are designed to move, the furniture we possess is usually based on a monofunctional posture. Day to day, we tend to segregate our basic bodily needs and just stare at screens, often forgetting how important it is to keep joints and muscles moving. To compensate for this inertia, we’d like to introduce you to “Segregation of Joy” by Govert Flint. This innovative skeletal seat allows you to take different postures and move freely, and boost your health and happiness, all from the comfort of your chair.

The inspiration for the design came when Flint was observing dancers of the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, visualizing the connection between movements and emotions. If full body movement correlates with happiness, then why is it that the most static activity in our daily life is the most dominant?

Govert Flint, skeleton mobile chair, Segregation of Joy, click with a kick, The Institute for Applied Motions, Sami Sabik, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven

In order to make sitting behind a computer more dynamic, he created an exoskeleton chair that allows the body to move freely. Working together with Sami Sabik, who helped on the digital translation, Flint developed “Segregation of Joy.”

The genius seat is far from those boring machines you see at a gym. The gravity point of your body moves the mouse and when you kick the air with your leg, the computer mouse clicks. The chair allows us to compensate for the lack of activity in our static lives.

Govert Flint, skeleton mobile chair, Segregation of Joy, click with a kick, The Institute for Applied Motions, Sami Sabik, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven

As the founder of The Institute for Applied Motions, Flint aims to collaborate with neurologists, anthropologists and dancers to tackle the relations between happiness and movement to make for a healthier and more joyful life for us humans in front of screens.

Find out more about this innovative seat here.

[Related: KAPOW! A Punching-Bag Keyboard for the Disgruntled Cubicle Worker]

Photos courtesy of Lisa Klappe for Govert Flint

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