Ingenious ‘Chairpod’ Is a Camera Tripod with a Built-In Chair

Camera Tripod Chair by Velbon

Photographers with tired legs and sore backs can rejoice thanks to the soon to be released Chairpod HY 127—a camera tripod and chair in one. Designed by Japanese tripod manufacturer Velbon, the clever camera equipment not only helps to stabilize your camera, but the built-in seat allows you to sit down while doing so.

The simple, three-legged, hybrid invention features a tripod camera mount on top of one of the legs, which extends to a maximum length of 4.2 feet (128cm). The other two legs help stabilize the camera and the user. The tripod chair can support someone weighing up to 176 pounds (80kg) who, when seated, creates a counter-balance to avoid it toppling over. The Chairpod can also be be folded down into a compact size and used as a monopod, or for storage.

Velbon plans to release the Chairpod by the end of January 2018, with an expected price of around ¥19,850 ($180).

The Chairpod HY 127—designed by Japanese tripod manufacturer Velbon—is a camera tripod and chair in one.

Camera Tripod Chair by Velbon

Camera Tripod Chair by Velbon

Camera Tripod Chair by Velbon

Camera Tripod Chair by Velbon

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All images via Velbon.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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