Dad Builds 'Bi Chair' for Bisexual Child Who Can't Sit Straight

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Dad Builds 'Bi Chair' for Bisexual Child Who Can't Sit Straight


There's just something about not sitting properly—letting your legs dangle from a chair's arm and having your arm supporting your head—that's weirdly comfortable. Well, that's the case for bisexuals according to netizens.

It's this habit that prompted a pansexual father of a bi non-binary person to build a "bisexual chair." He even took it a step further and put the chair up for sale on Etsy on an e-stall called "RadicalizedHobo," according to Pink News.

The father, Iowa barista Israel Walker, is selling both the original model and an updated version—dubbed the "Bi-Chair Mk 2"—on his Facebook page where he wrote:

"The Bi-Chair Mk 2 IS DONE! You can sit in it as non-straight as you like. It's ambidextrous, so you can swing (your feet) both ways. I designed it so that you can easily make it yourself with only a few basic tools and construction lumber."


Photo Credit: Israel Walker on Facebook (via Pink News)


Walker also said he and Brazilian artist Má Matiazi, who doodled a "bisexual chair" and whose plans the father followed, are planning to "give the plans [of the design] away for free," so that people can build it for themselves.

But for those who don't want to hassle of putting it together or simply don't have the tools to do so, the "World Famous Bi-Chair!" is up for grabs for $100 apiece and the redesigned model for $120 each.

According to Pink News, the father first learned about bisexual sitting from his bisexual non-binary child and their friends, and "couldn’t stand for heteronormative chairs any longer."

It adds that Walker quickly reached out to Matiazi, asking if he could make a jerry-built version of her design to which the designer gave her permission to.

When asked why he made a second model of the chair, Walker said that "It was important to so many people."


Photo by: Olesya Kuznetsova via Shutterstock


"I’d been wanting to make a project with my daughter before the summer was over as both a learning experience for her and as a chance to do something together," he told Pink News.

While he has yet to sell a chair, Walker said he's excited about the possibilities of getting his creation out there.

"‘The Internet has apparently assumed I’m this ‘woke straight dad,’ I suppose because I dress casually, I’m a veteran and work with my hands?" he said. "I’m for humans and against bisexual erasure and non-binary erasure, so I am largely the supportive dad I’m being presented as."

Walker asserted that that bit is true and that he supports it if "it's the most helpful one." Among those things, he also noted that he is pansexual and not "not terribly masculine and polyamorous."




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