You could say the Pick Up Sticks Chair is "gaming" the idea of an armchair. In this case, the winning move was to fashion a comfortable arm chair with the upholstered section independent of the frame, so each could be made separately. The goal was both more efficient production and a shorter lead-time for an upholstered piece of contract furniture. While the solid oak frame limns the lines of a traditional armchair, the exposed wood brings it into current design vernacular. Another contemporary essential from Resident, the young but already accomplished New Zealand furniture and lighting company.