Designer chair mimics feeling of takeoff

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Ever wanted an aviation chair but had an unappreciative spouse object to putting real aircraft cabin seats–and thousands of buttock impressions–in your home?

Here’s one solution: San Diego designer architect Dominique Houriet has designed the “Flyer” chair (above) whose “backward-canted seat offers the sensation of flight — specifically, takeoff”, the New York Times reports.

With a generous width and wide armrests the chair resembles the form of the first class suite on Singapore Airlines combined with the colour of AirAsia X’s new lie-flat seats. Houriet was smart enough to design the seat for all ends of the premium passenger scale, obviously. The Times supplies more info:

The frame is slim but strong (41 1/2 inches wide and 30 inches deep), and the seat comes in a choice of fabrics: brindle hide or hand-woven nylon-elastic shock cord.

If it sounds swanky its $5,000 price tag proves your point, but on the upbeat side the chair is not made by Koito.

GE90 engines and vomit stains, for added effect, not included.

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