Designer Emilia Borgthor drew from her birthplace and physical therapy background to create a chair for dynamic sitting.

From the headline alone, you probably wouldn’t be able to connect the dots of inspiration Emilia Borgthor drew upon for the design of her Surtur chair. Emilia is a native of Iceland and grew up on an island off the southern coast that was surrounded by volcanoes. To Emilia, the volcanoes represented an energy source that kept the landscape in a potential state of change and transformation. Originally she set out to study physical therapy but eventually discovered her true passion was design.

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