chair supported the body in its neutral body posture. It was a
one piece hull covered in long memory foam and finished in
leather or simulated leather. It could be mounted from the
ceiling, or on different bases to provide a rocker or fixed
base. It's connection to VR was based on the idea that you
didn't need a body in cyberspace, just a presence, so the chair
was a place to leave your body. It got a lot of exposure in its
day, including a starring role in The Lawnmower Man, the first
Hollywood movie to feature VR.
Chair four in The Lawnmower
Chair three in a Mondo 2000
today, fifteen years old.
The chair was
licensed to True Dimensions in 1995. It is no longer in
production. Chair four has been resurrected to demonstrate some
new work I'm doing. It still works, despite being tested to near
destruction a number of times. I always like the fact that Brian
Eno and Timothy Leary once sat in it.