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A Modern Handcrafted Chair with Stunning Details
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The YC1 chair, part of the Yamanami collection, was designed by Tokyo-based Mikiya Kobayashi for Takumi Kohgei. The wooden structure, made from oak or walnut, with its fabric-covered seat cushion might look like just another chair if it weren’t for its unique detailing.

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Simple white rope is threaded through holes in the chair and run through a leather, tube-like detail which helps to cradle the back while creating a beautiful and unexpected seat back.

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Photos by Yosuke Owashi.

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.