I met Bob Erickson at an annual art fair held in my hometown. His beautiful wooden chairs stood out amongst the standard blown glass, jewelry and pottery — and they are made for back pain sufferers. These chairs are customizable functioning sculpture made from domestic hardwoods. They’re very expensive — from $2500 to $5000 — but keep in mind that they are handmade, with a limited production of 75 pieces a year, and they are in the collections of several museums. For more information about Erickson Woodworking, visit: www.ericksonwoodworking.com.