Shopping for the right furniture to outfit your home can be difficult. The search for a comfortable sofa or chair that’s also aesthetically pleasing can be fruitless. Yet, one Los Angeles–based furniture start-up is attempting to find the perfect middle ground between comfort and style.
Sitskie Furniture Co. has created sleek wood chairs and benches that are actually comfortable to sit on. Its secret? Instead of putting a cushion on top of a wood frame (as with traditional pieces of furniture), the company places the cushion under the wood. The sitting surface itself is composed of smaller wood blocks—appearing side by side, almost as if they were from a Jenga set—and contour to fit the shape of the person who perches upon it.
All of Sitskie’s benches and chairs are handmade, which means customers will have to wait six weeks before trying out their newest piece of furniture. Items range in price from $4,000 to $6,200, and can be ordered directly from the company’s website. sitskieom