During her time working in the design studio of Jin Kuramoto, Taiwanese designer Chialing Chang designed and prototyped this unusual Maki easy chair:
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“Through folding, bending, rolling the foam material, a simple yet symbolic shape is naturally formed, which becomes the seating area and the backrest of the easy chair. Maki can be used to work, rest, meet and wait – as a lone icon or together in different formations under the modular system. The form offers active, flexible seating along with the comfortability.”
“The whole piece is fully upholstered in fabric with a thin metal frame rolled and covered with molded cold foam. Its unconventional shape is one of the most challenging tasks, meeting the highest craftsmanship.”
While it appears to have moved no further than the prototype stage, I could see this having appeal for the furniture-buying cat-owning market.