Gordon Randall Perry Design lounge chair looks very innovative with its small individual cushion sections supported by springs. The design was attractive enough to entice Warner Brothers Studios to order it for the set of Star Trek Next Generation TV series. The cellular arrangement of the cushions gives it an extra appearance of comfort making it seem as though it has super contortion. But can it be any more conforming than the regular foam cushions. Remember all the negative portrayals of spring mattresses in the commercials for solid foam mattresses? Assuming that their claims are right, and springs do create pressure points, then can we apply the same here and say that this spring cushion will be less comfortable than the all-foam cushions?
Maybe the designers circumvented this flaw by placing flat contact surfaces between the springs and the foam to distribute the pressure evenly, which would equate this cushion system to placing a foam cushion on a hard surface. It is easy to pass hasty judgment just by looking, but only tests will confirm this; although I highly suspect that they will turn out to be equal with regular foam cushions in terms of comfort. All this being said, then if comfort is truly even, then the conceptual genius of this lounge chair will make it much more appealing as furniture than the one-piece cushion chairs.