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CANVAS Seating by YOY
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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.

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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.

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Photos by Yasuko Furukawa.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.