Handmade Convertible Chairs Inspired by the Human Spine

Andrew LaSane

In trying to create the "perfect chair," designer Mindaugas Zilionis looked to one of the human body's most important parts for inspiration: the spine. After nearly a decade of planning and building prototypes, Zilionis has created the Spyndi, a piece of furniture that consists of 1260 interlocking pieces of wood. The pieces form 60 elements that can be reconfigured to make various chair, stool, or table designs.

According Spyndi's Kickstarter page, each piece of wood used to form the chair is shaped and sanded by hand, and treated with oil so that it can be used indoors or outside. Each of the wooden sticks is designed to slide onto one another, and an Allen key controls the locking system to ensure that your custom furniture creation is sturdy yet flexible.

Backers who pledge enough to reserve their own Spyndi (around $852) will be given an edition that has copper ends on each of the 60 pieces, and they will also receive a lifetime warranty on the product. Spyndi still needs to raise just over $24,000, so if this is a must-have for you, pledge some cash and share the design project with your friends before the July 6 deadline.

[h/t Kickstarter]

Images via Spyndi on Kickstarter