As far as flexible furniture goes, the folding chair is as old as they come, the first one dating back literally thousands of years. You don’t expect to see much innovation in such a well-established category, but Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror has managed to invent something new.

The Pick Chair is an idea whose simplicity makes it seem obvious – it’s a perfect expression of functional art. The wood veneer chair, built over a hinged metal structure, hangs flat on a wall when not in use. The surface of the seat can be engraved with a graphic image that transforms it into a decorative object when folded flat. To turn it into a chair, you simply take it off the wall and set it on the ground. The hinges pivot to form a base, seat, and back.

The chair is being produced by Italian company Gruppo Sintesi, debuting in Milan this April. Pricing information is currently unavailable.

+ Studio Dror
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  1. jbmonkey August 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Love these – so love them – But here and when can i buy them ???

  2. Kat October 31, 2007 at 9:22 am

    so brilliant! wish i could have a bunch. perfect for the sudden demands of a party.

  3. Roger Dutton August 4, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    It seems to me that although some of the designs featured have interesting points, the costs are quite ridiculous! You may think it’s a great idea to pay $450 for a “chair” that looks to be the most uncomfortable thing you could ever wish to sit on, I on the other hand think that you guys must live in a very odd world.
    hundreds of dollars for a lamp that looks like a cast off from a dumpster?
    Money to burn is not in itself satisfying, so folks have to buy this trash to make themselves feel special?
    I don’t understand it.

  4. Inhabitat » Blog ... August 3, 2006 at 6:15 am

    […] This zebra’s not cheap, coming in at more than $450 USD, so we have to hope the price buys some astonishing versatility and durability — or perhaps has superior artistic merit like the kindred Pick Chair from Studio Dror. […]

  5. Scott July 18, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    I love these chairs. I would probably pad them though, with a nice colored fabric that goes with the color of the wall. I can see a large wall in a loft having half a dozen of these things hanging. They look like soft padded decorations, then boom… you just MacGyvered them into chairs for your guests!

  6. Mary Rose July 1, 2006 at 12:09 am

    Are these chairs for sale?
    How much $$$ ?
    How to order ???

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