Searching for Comfort in Uncomfortable Chairs

Bruno Munari

In 1944 Bruno Munari created a photo essay to consider the choice between the aesthetics and functionality of furniture. We recreated a similar photo essay to test out the possibilities of the protagonist’s current furniture pieces.

Highlighted by our in vivo: analytics of home experiment as the most used elements of the home, the protagonist exhausted all the possibilities provided by the chair and sofa in a search for comfort.

The length of time spent sitting in each position affected its level of comfort, and in all scenarios, the longer the time, the more uncomfortable it became. The compactness of the sofa leads to discomfort within a matter of minutes, no matter the position of the protagonist. The simple solution to this is to increase the size of the sofa, why then does the apartment come with this piece of furniture, so unfit for purpose?