Behold the most uncomfortable chair in the worldAnnalee Newitz2/18/13 11:20amFiled to: OtherworldlyHoly crap wtfDesignalexander lervikChairtweet59EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This is exactly the kind of chair I expect to be given when aliens start designing furniture for humans. You know, the aliens want to do something nice for the weird monkey people they've just conquered, but they can't actually be bothered to learn any human languages to ask us what we think is comfortable. So we get this — the "spike chair," created by Swedish designer Alexander Lervik. According to Dezeen:AdvertisementLervik says Spike Chair was inspired by shafts of heavy rain in the Phillipines: "One day it poured with rain. Raining stair rods, as they say, and that's exactly how it was. The shafts of rain resembled slanted lines and in that rain I suddenly saw the outlines of Spike in front of me." The user's weight is spread over 60 turned ash rods, supported by tubular steel welded to a three-millimetre-thick base. There are 30 different lengths of rod to accommodate the curve of the body. Yeah, I'm not seeing much here that looks like it would accomodate a typical human body. I still kind of like it, though. It would be great for genetically-modified people with exoskeletons. Read more about the spike chair at Dezeen.