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The Canvas Chair

The Canvas Chair

Normally you should never touch fine artwork on the walls, but sitting is fine when you take a seat upon this cool new Canvas Chair by Japanese design studio YOY. It may seem to be a simple 2D painting of a Victorian-style armchair at first glance, but when you sit down into it, it becomes a 3D functional chair. This unique illusion is created by stretching an elasticized fabric across a sturdy wooden frame designed to be leaned up against a wall. Its $1,255 price may seem steep, but when you consider that you get both fine art, functional seating, and something interesting that makes any room a bit more decoratively eccentric, it's quite a bargain.

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  • Designer: Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto (Japanese design studio YOY)
  • What appears to be a still-life painting of an armchair is actually a trompe l’oeil artwork on which you can sit
  • Off-the-wall optical feat is achieved by printing an image of a Victorian-style armchair onto elasticized fabric that is then stretched onto a frame designed to lean against a wall
  • Removable cover is machine washable
  • Materials: Elasticized Fabric, Wood
  • Size: 59.1" H X 43.3" W X 2" D

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