Those Ugly Weird Holes on the Floor? They're Chairs!

Old and busted: sitting on the floor
The new hotness: sitting on a hole in the floor!

The OOoo chair is the brainchild of the design firm Decker Yeadon. It's basically a set of holes in the floor where you can slip your legs into and, well, sit down:

You can easily make your own OOoo Chair if you have a wooden floor and a basement. The OOoo Chair, you see, is accomplished by drilling O-holes in your floor, so if you live in an apartment the OOoo Chair would likely be intrusive to your downstairs neighbor.

You can easily make your own OOoo Chair if you have a wooden floor and a basement. The OOoo Chair, you see, is accomplished by drilling O-holes in your floor, so if you live in an apartment the OOoo Chair would likely be intrusive to your downstairs neighbor.

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well, japanese has done this long before. if you go to japs restauran, you can sit at their knee level table and put you feet in the room below the table. so no leg pain compared if you sit the traditional japanese way. plus you have more room to move your feet rather than just stuck to this two small holes...
a-copy-with-minimalist-touch-hoping-for-something?
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Another not quite political correct problem:So you are finally seated as a guest on the floor of your design-admiring friend with your legs in the holes... in comes someone you don't know and asks you if he can help you getting your wheelchair here...
Really, doesn't it look a bit "legless", having such chairs?
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"Actually the concept is not as totally irrational as everyone commenting here seems to assume. ... Japan had plenty of places ..."

Yeah, because the Japanese have always been known for their completely rational culture and technology.

http://tinyurl.com/39o9ryt
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@MinnesotaStan- The "holes" in the floors in Japan are not like those holes.
They are similar to this http://www.corbisimages.com/images/67/31E17FEC-9D11-418A-B90D-6662B10EA43A/42-18058645.jpg
In some older farm houses, the hearth was sunken in. Some houses also had a bench of sorts made around the hearth, so you could lay down maybe your soggy wet coat or whatever, while you had yourself some tea and warmed by the fire.. The bench was made from the surrounding floor. The holes are not intentional. They just happen to be an efficient design.
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