We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “some of the best things in life are the simplest”. Case in point is Japanese designer Masayuki Todate’s Desktop Chair. It’s actually far from a chair, at least in the traditional sense, but it does provide a place for your laptop to sit in comfort no less. And sure, the laptop stand has been around since, well, the dawn of laptops with video outputs. However, most are a bit jarring to the eye and don’t use wood like this design, which adds a sort of softness to any digital setup.
The Desktop Chair holds any laptop no fatter than 1.2-inches in an upright position (vertical or horizontal). Sure, the functionality of this particular item is extremely limited, but if you notice it props your lappy out of the way, freeing up more desktop space for your pens, papers and empty coffee mugs. Best of all, it’s universal, so any future laptop should fit, no matter the screen size, provided of course you don’t choose a bloated model.
Assuming their funding goal gets met, the Desktop Chair will eventually retail for $50. But if you pledge $40, you effectively get one for 25% off.