A violin seems like such an ergonomically-poor design, given that you've gotta cock your head to the side like that. But if you look at a cellist, you never see them slouch when they're playing; they look like poster boys and girls for proper spinal alignment.
Designer Woojin Chung made the latter observation and designed a chair intended to promote good cellist-like posture. Chung's "Half Chair" accomplishes this by removing material, providing a smaller ass-print in a bid to reduce slouching.
The "Half Chair" was one and a half years in the making, and it looks like that time investment will pay off; Chung took the Gold prize in the recent International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa. "Asahikawa's prize-winning works usually get commercialized, and I believe Chung's product will be mass produced very soon by some Japanese enterprises," said juror Yoon Yeo-hang.
via joongang daily