Craft & Design

Korean-born, NYC-based artist Joo Youn Paek has created the “Self-Sustainable Chair” built from polyethylene lining and connected up to air pump shoes so that each step she takes adds air to the cushion. From her description: “Self-Sustainable chair is a conceptual garment that motivates users to consistently switch between walking and sitting as a loop behavior on the street. The balance between exercise and rest would be maintained by wearing this suit. The purpose of this project is to transform the humdrum experiences produced by routine walking commutes into an amusing interactive performance.” Check out the amusing video to decide if you could manage wearing this around town.

Self-Sustainable Chair via Inhabitat

16 thoughts on “Wearable chair is inflated as you walk

  1. Can you make one to inflate a rubber raft while I walk?
    Before my next fishing trip I can put it when I wake up in the morning. Then while I walk around my house making breakfast and packing up my gear I will turn around and voila! My raft will already be inflated.
    Way to make monotonous chores so much easier!

  2. agreed. there’s a very thin line between stupid and art.
    it’s sorry that someone actually spent time constructing this. shoulda spent that time installing Folding@home on their computer or something else productive.

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