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+ by Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

Saint Petersburg designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov has attached two strips of felt to a chair for keeping cosy while working in winter.

Called +, the design wraps across the user's body to provide an extra layer of warmth without restricting their arms.

The material is attached to the chair with poppers and can be removed.

Yaroslav Misonzhnikov presented the project in New York last week.

Here's some more information from the designer:

These winter's evenings for us - the cold that you feel working with computer or textbooks in an immovable state for hours. And of course isn't not always comfortable to cover yourself with a blanket or wearing an extra sweater. The designer from St.Petersburg Yaroslav Misonzhnikov worked out the universal system of plaid for chairs. Two stripes of felt could be attached to a chair by press-buttons.

With a light stir a man slips on his shoulders a strip, then another one. The plaid isn’t strengthened, so it permits a man move. The system was called “+”, because in a working state it reminds the positive sign. In some way the plaid also reminds an eastern kimono. It’s then proposed the worked out project would be used for different kinds of chairs. The project was presented as a part of the exposition of a design school “ArtFuture” at the furniture exhibition ICFF opened 15th of May in New York.

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