Entomophobes won't like this. The Dutch firm Edhv  has turned insect tracks into a chair--a pretty one, to boot. But consider: Every time you sit down, you'll think of ants crawling around your heinie. Egad!
The chair's called Debug , and it debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair last month. You make it by shoving some insects--ants, crickets, whatever--into an ad hoc mapping machine, then recording their every frazzled move. The data that pops out is dispatched to 3-D modeling software, and poof, you've hatched your very own wood-lice chair.
Gross, right? Except that everyone's swarming to bugs nowadays. Behold Nymph, the world's creepiest lamp from Site Specific Design !
Insect wallpaper by Timorous Beasties . Gnatty!
And here's SOM's brass-and-glass addition to the New School in Greenwich Village , which looks like a giant ant colony:
It was inevitable, this critter craze, what with every designer this side of the 21st century drawing inspiration from nature. Amoebae  already had their moment. Ditto deer . Insects were long overdue.
Let's just hope designers don't take it too far, because no one wants to feel as though he's sitting on a cockroach . Too late! This chair was designed to simulate just that: