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How’d you like to spruce up the place a little bit without breaking the bank? Check out furniture maker Nicola Golfari’s “P.3″ armchair made from hardware store-sourced parts. Built using chrome plated round tube, an anti-fatigue mat, and some zip ties, this easy-to-assemble lounger will add a touch of modern to any decor. [via Core77]

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  1. Melody Schwartzman says:

    DIY armchair??  ummm…. an arm chair has ARMS….
    This may be designer, and crafty….but has no practical use except look “interesting” in the corner of your living room…

  2. Melody Schwartzman says:

    DIY armchair??  ummm…. an arm chair has ARMS….
    This may be designer, and crafty….but has no practical use except look “interesting” in the corner of your living room…

  3. Melody Schwartzman says:

    DIY armchair??  ummm…. an arm chair has ARMS….
    This may be designer, and crafty….but has no practical use except look “interesting” in the corner of your living room…

    1. Yeah, I noticed the lack of arms, but that’s what they’re calling it, so I compromised by also calling it a lounger, which is what I think it resembles most. As for practicality, you can sit on it just as easy as you’d sit on a crappy folding chair, but as for personal taste–that’s your call. Chairs are quintessential to the evolution of design and have always been used by designers to show off their skills and contribute to the overall style of an era. This particular piece is interesting because it is obviously DIY, which is inherently thrifty (if you read the linked article you may have noticed the maker belongs to a group called Recession Design) and it looks “interesting” enough that some people might consider building their own to put in the corner of their living room.

    2. Yeah, I noticed the lack of arms, but that’s what they’re calling it, so I compromised by also calling it a lounger, which is what I think it resembles most. As for practicality, you can sit on it just as easy as you’d sit on a crappy folding chair, but as for personal taste–that’s your call. Chairs are quintessential to the evolution of design and have always been used by designers to show off their skills and contribute to the overall style of an era. This particular piece is interesting because it is obviously DIY, which is inherently thrifty (if you read the linked article you may have noticed the maker belongs to a group called Recession Design) and it looks “interesting” enough that some people might consider building their own to put in the corner of their living room.

  4. Melody Schwartzman says:

    DIY armchair??  ummm…. an arm chair has ARMS….
    This may be designer, and crafty….but has no practical use except look “interesting” in the corner of your living room…

  5. Anonymous says:

    All I can think of when I look at that chair is “waffle-butt”

    1. Yea,  I’m surprised they chose to use the more textured side of the mat rather than the bottom which should be flatter and less likely to start cutting into your back.  I have a pair of Nike flip-flops that I purchased a long time ago when I first went to college (to lessen the chance of foot infections when using the communal showers in the dorms).  They’re really durable but, also, incredibly painful to wear because the surface your foot rests on is comprised of row after row of hard rubber ridges (like rows of blades).  All it takes if a little bit of walking in them and your foot starts feeling like it’s burning due to the friction.

  6. Anne Speck says:

    Wow — I love the creative playfulness of this and the rest of his designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. ngolfari says:

    so… the main question is the lack of arms, but… I’ve called this way because I’ve used my arms to built it. So it’s a real arm(made)chair. That’s all. Nicola

  8. ngolfari says:

    so… the main question is the lack of arms, but… I’ve called this way because I’ve used my arms to built it. So it’s a real arm(made)chair. That’s all. Nicola

  9. ngolfari says:

    so… the main question is the lack of arms, but… I’ve called this way because I’ve used my arms to built it. So it’s a real arm(made)chair. That’s all. Nicola

  10. ngolfari says:

    so… the main question is the lack of arms, but… I’ve called this way because I’ve used my arms to built it. So it’s a real arm(made)chair. That’s all. Nicola

  11. ngolfari says:

    So the main question is the lack of arms… All I can say is that I’ve build it with my arms: that’s why it’s a real arm(made)chair. That’s all. See video on

    bye Nicola

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