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A trip to the Louvre Museum inspired Ákos Huber to design the Wing Sofa, a bent wood sofa with flexible ropes for the seat. Studying Nike of Samothrace, a massive marble sculpture with wings, Huber was taken with the lightness of the piece, which are translated into the design of the sofa.

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The sofa’s shape is made from a beech plywood frame that appears to be slit horizontally down the center. To form the seat, 6mm climbing rope is woven across the opening and connected on either side. While the rope remains flexible, it helps brace the overall structure.

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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.