CANVAS is a project by YOY, a Tokyo-based design studio headed by Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto, that will kind of blow your mind. I mean, these seats look like a painting on canvas but you can actually sit on them! The frame is made from wood and aluminum that is covered with an elastic fabric that can withstand the weight of a person.

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

Images of a chair, an armchair, and a sofa are printed onto the elastic fabric that is stretched around the frame making it look like a painting. Lean the “painting” against the wall and you have yourself an actual chair you can sit in.

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

CANVAS Seating by YOY in home furnishings art  Category

Photos by Yasuko Furukawa.