photos by yasuko furukawa

There are probably 99 things that double as chairs, but rugs aren’t one of them, until today. Japanese design unit YOY (pronounced yo-ee) have developed a rug with an aluminum center. When folded, it holds its shape, effectively transforming into a chair. An odd design? Not really. Especially coming from the duo who have displayed a knack for incorporating playful illusions into their work, such as the canvas that doubles as a chair.

The rug/chair would actually be perfect for small spaces that don’t always need a lot of furniture. Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto, the designer duo that comprises YOY, unveiled their new shape-shifting furniture at Milano Salone, going on right now.





This post is part of our review of  Japanese design at the 2014 Milano Salone del Mobile. All posts are cataloged right here.