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A Sling Chair Inspired by Clouds
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Osaka-born, Montreal-based Mitz Takahashi is a furniture and product designer whose latest design is the Kumo “雲” chair, which means ‘clouds’ in Japanese. It’s made with a matte black powder coated steel frame that supports a comfy pillow that’s slung between two wooden dowels.

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The sling chair idea explores how to balance a comfortable place to sit that’s also aesthetically pleasing. The hard angles of the steel frame add to the relaxed look of the stuffed heavy duty canvas cushion, which stays in place with the maple dowels that house hidden joints.

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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.