Talented
Designer Naho Matsuno has designed a classic piece of furniture called the Cube 6 made of birch plywood and maple. The cube unfolds into six tiny stools that would be ideal when you have a small group of friends pop by one morning and all of them start whining that they want to sit down.

The piece was displayed at the Salone Satellite at the Milan furniture fair.

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