I am utterly amazed by these images of hanging canvas furniture by YOY design studios. At first glance it looks just like a canvas art print of a chair, but it actually serves as a usable piece of furntiure. Would this be considered reverse trompe-l’oeil?
All images © yasuko furukawa via Design Boom
Amazing right? If you’re still curious how these work here’s the description from Design Boom
“presented at salone satellite during milan design week 2013, japanese design studio YOY have developed 'canvas', a series of two-dimensional hanging furniture pieces. constructed out of wood and and aluminum, the volume is covered by an elastic fabric - screen-printed with drawings of different types of furniture. the piece works when the frame is leaned against a wall, stretching when
weight is applied - accommodating the user within the newly formed void. available in three different sizes, the hanging seats come in stool, love seat and sofa variations.”
Obviously these canvas chairs aren’t exactly practical but they are so innovative and creative. What do you think?