In South-Eastern countries, it is more common for people to sit cross-legged on the floor than to sit on chairs. Not only is this an integral part of their culture, but it is supposed to be quite good for the posture too! Drawing inspiration from the tradition of his country, Iranian designer Arsalan Ghadimi created the Lunule Chair.
Featuring a wooden frame with leather-lined cushions, the chair incorporates the tradition of sitting cross-legged. Its circular form provides the perfect structure to place the lower half of our bodies onto, with sufficient space for our knees and legs as well! The doughnut-like seat evenly distributes the force exerted upon our body when we sit, enabling us to maintain a solid posture. A backrest with a soft foam cushion can be attached to the Lunule Chair, paired up with the already ergonomic form of the chair, this provides further support to our caudal vertebrae and waist.
Ghadimi managed to integrate a unique habit from his culture into an aesthetic piece of furniture, a design that finds functionality not only in his home country but around the world! Not to mention, it’s a healthy break for our bodies from the uptight and non-ergonomic chair designs found today…your body and posture will thank you!
The Lunule Chair is a winner of the Silver A’ Design Award for the year 2019.
Designer: Arsalan Ghadimi