Kimono Chair is a concept for creating furniture out of a flat piece of material by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.
The lacerated fabric - similar to the plastic sleeves used to protect wine bottles - is draped over a steel frame.
Here is a statement from Yoshioka:
In order to realise the experimental piece, I pondered a concept of a new chair, which would open out the future possibilities of design. The concept of the chair was transformation of simple flat material into a volume.
The process between the initial form and the finished product is nothing you can imagine or express in a drawing: it is just like magic.
As I have grown up reading Japanese manga comics, I might have been naturally influenced by the magical world of flash transformation and instant metamorphoses.
- Tokujin Yoshioka
- Afrofuture at La Rinascente
- Wooden tray replaces one arm of LaSelva'…s Cosmo sofa
- Neri Oxman creates wearable 3D-printed s…tructures for interplanetary voyages
- Cork corner stops Ilias Ernst's minimal …clock from rolling away
- Inbolla by Odoardo Fioravanti
- Wrapping a Thonet Chair by Matthias Plie…ssnig
- Object of Sound by NOCC
- Eley Kishimoto introduces its first hand…-printed wallpaper collection
- Stack Buffet by Hector Esrawe
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories