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.
Magical Comfortable wooden bench moulds to your body as you sit, lie down, and never move again
Here is the most unique and comfortable wooden bench called Block Benched Armed. The designer behind the bench explains its rather simple anatomy, and why such a uniquely crafted piece of furniture is better suited for your living room. The Block Benched Armed offers a strong, supple and comfortable wooden bench. This handmade bench is made from FSC-certified solid domestic hardwood. Sitskie Furniture Co. has created sleek wood chairs and benches that are actually comfortable to sit on. Its secret? Instead of putting a cushion on top of a wood frame (as with traditional pieces of furniture), the company places the cushion under the wood. The sitting surface itself is composed of smaller wood blocks—appearing side by side, almost as if they were from a Jenga set—and contour to fit the shape of the person who perches upon it.
Crafted from domestic hardwood, each bench compresses and imprints the form of your body into its memory. During the design process, comfort was the key criteria — they wanted to make something that people could feel happy sitting or lying on for hours. All of Sitskie’s benches and chairs are handmade, which means customers will have to wait six weeks before trying out their newest piece of furniture. The surface responds when you sit on it, essentially offering the give of upholstery with the durability of wood. Best yet? If you spill wine on the bench, simply remove the blocks, wipe it down, and no one will be the wiser. Items range in price from $4,000 to $6,200, and can be ordered directly from the company’s website: www.sitskie.com
Since their official launch in 2012, the Sitskie Furniture Company has become a fresh face in the world of furniture, with their high-quality products, innovation and attention to detail. Get back to furniture that suits your needs and lasts for years to come.