Even from volcanic rocks can designers create inviting and organic seating pieces. Latvian designer Raimonds Cirulis of Maffam Freeform found his niche in making design objects and furniture out of basalt fibers and natural resin. The compact Chair Boss features armrests, ample storage, and the basalt fibers, which are stretched from basalt rock using a specialized spinner and have three times the tensile strength of steel. •