Born in Chile, now based in Paris, designer J.C. Karich explores the notion of defensive seating. This chair, wild at heart, is designed as if it was a porcupine. When left alone, the sharp wooden spikes lay dormant. Approach too rapidly, and the dangerous elements spring up to deter the weary. Karich employs sensors to feel out human approach.

Afraid? Don't be, the designer notes the chair can be domesticated. Sit, however, at your own risk.

WILD CHAIR VIDEO from j.c.karich on Vimeo.

[via Frame]