hanging canvas furniture by YOY design studio
hanging canvas furniture by YOY design studio hanging canvas furniture by YOY design studio
apr 15, 2013

hanging canvas furniture by YOY design studio

hanging canvas sofa by YOY design studioimage © yasuko furukawa



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.



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa



image courtesy YOY design studio



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa




image © yasuko furukawa



image © yasuko furukawa

  • i love it!

    george says:
  • Living in a small apartment, this actually makes surprising sense! What a great innovative use of space/design.

    Mr Green says:
  • quite interesting! 🙂

    PAUL S A N D I P says:
  • cute idea
    and then someone sits
    and the frame slides down the wall AND THEY BREAK THEIR BACK
    good thinking
    and so what
    just another broken back

    Paedra says:
  • Paedra, your pessimism seems to be interfering with your ability to rationalize a resoution to what you see as a dilemma, ie: simple rubberized contact points where the frame meets the wall and the floor.

    I really like the simplicity of the idea and yet the complexity that is introduced via the imprinted imagery.

    dbkii says:
  • That took an excellent mind to see this. Great.


    jimCan says:
  • Incredibly beautiful design and idea .

    designcoholic.com says:
  • Very great innovation and there’s no doubt that any small hiccups in the design could easily be fixed! Great share.

    LOCZIdesign says:
  • Really gorgeous and elegant design to look at.

    Terrible for your back though.

    Justin says:

    Schmoopy says:
  • I liked all….Idea, creativity, concept, back pain (may be) theme, implementation, courage and best of all you forget – the courage of lovely – gorgeous model to seat on this chair and sofa…:) Even model is to be appreciated.

    nicky says:
  • interesting idea! not for sitting though…

    usha says:
  • Dear Justin,

    im a design student studying in milan, i’ve actually tried it for myself during the salone di mobile.
    although..it may not seem like it, but it is actually a pretty comfortable chair.

    Lena says:
  • I saw same product in 2000. It was same idea and form without print.
    Design is not about innovating, but recycling!

    rodney says:
  • I think it’s brilliant, like everything the YOY studio brought in Milan, but I tried it and I can confirm that isn’t absolutely comfortable.

    ma works says:
  • Great work!
    But, we made this over 10 years ago, you might want to mention that and the fact that that! it’s already permanently displayed at MOMA in san francisco. the print idea was really nice but please remember who made the concept and original idea. BR, Sam, CEO, No Picnic.

    sam peters says:
  • Anyone know where I could buy that material? I would like to do this with just the words “SIT HERE” printed on the canvas.

    al says:
  • Hi, I love it! Are they for sale? Where can I buy the material? I am also an artist, and a fan of others! Thank you 4 your time:)

    darlene sigelmier says:

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