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I can't decide if these swinging office chairs are amazing or terrible

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Probably terrible

Fast Company

One complaint I have with The Verge's office set-up is, it doesn't feel enough like a playground. But these King Arthur Round Swing Tables, designed by Duffy London, could change that. The eight- and 12-person tables are equipped with swinging chairs suspended from a steel canopy, which is perfect if your "inner child" has $16,000 to spare.

"As soon as people sit in it, they instantly open up, their posture changes, and they start smiling," designer Christopher Duffy told Fast Company. "There's a different feeling when you're hanging from something than when you're sitting and you're supported from underneath."


That's true, there is a different feeling. It's a feeling usually associated with stomach-plunging roller coasters and bouncy chairs made for cradling fussy toddlers. But as I sit here, my body curled into a strange, trollish C-shape, that doesn't sound so bad. I can almost feel the breeze as I swing — quiet, calm, peaceful.

Is this the worst idea ever, or the best idea ever? Or is it, like so many things, just a chair?