The seating in waiting rooms, lobbies, and airports never seems to change, resulting in outdated and uncomfortable places to sit for undetermined lengths of time. New York City-based designer Brad Ascalon aims to rectify that with a modular seating system called Ascent for Swedish design brand Mitab. Not only does the unique system offer a comfortable place to sit, it provides power and USB charging outlets and space between each seat to rest a drink or your gear. The seats, made of plywood and cold foam that can be upholstered in a variety of textile options, gently curve over the wooden base, perfectly blending contrasting forms and textures. Ascent comes in two sizes with a max of three or four seats per unit, making it easy to outfit any size space.