The I-lean is a very strange concept. It's a piece of furniture that you ... lean against. Even in the world of funky furniture, that's a pretty specialized product.
The ideal spots for the I-lean are, so we're told, "areas where social interaction is constant and people linger." But I just can't see myself easily conversing or lingering with someone standing, er, leaning, against this. Even the guys in the product shot don't look like they're very comfortable. (And where is that guy going to put his drink, huh?) But I give designer Daniel Harper points for trying something new!
i. cost. $1,200.
An I-Lean will run you $1,200, and more ideal uses for it, we're further told, are: bars, lounges, coffee houses, for teachers, rest areas, bus stops, loft style spaces, and impromptu gatherings. (Okay, seriously, impromptu gatherings? Like I just happened to have my I-Lean with me when a bunch of people spontaneously show up for...oh, never mind. I-done.)