Sleek Wood Furniture Gently Curves to Fit the Body for Hours of Comfortable Seating

During his time in the furniture business, designer Adam Friedman has learned that people have a love/hate relationship with upholstered furniture. They enjoy the softness of its seating but have concerns about damage to the fabric and the longevity of style. Friedman, under the name Sitskie Furniture, created a unique solution for these potential problems–he combined the comfort of upholstery with the durability and cleanliness of wood. Small compressed lumber blocks form the seats of chairs and benches, and the individual interlocking elements gently mold to the body when sitting or lying on them. This allows cozy seating for hours with no cushion necessary.

Sitskie's unites their sleek pieces under the name The Block System. Each item is made from solid domestic hardwood and comes in a walnut or a ghost oak finish. They're hand-constructed in Los Angeles, using local independent artisans, and are available to ship throughout the United States.

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via [Contemporist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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