The 'LACE' Pillow is Soft Like a Pillow While Looking Like Hollow Lace

By: Joey Haar - Aug 9, 2016
References: & design-milk
For those who appreciate the softness and intricacy of lace doilies, the LACE pillow by Japanese design firm YOY is an ideal throw cushion. While providing the plush cushioning of any other pillow, the LACE pillow has the appearance of a hollowed-out doily that magically keeps its shape.

The LACE pillow's impressive visual effect is achieved through the use of plastics. The faux-lace section of the pillow is made from a special type of polyurethane that is resistant to light, while the "gaps" in the lace are actually a completely transparent plastic. As such, light goes through the gaps while getting blocked by the lace designs, giving the illusion of a pillow made from a doily.

The throw pillow is as soft as any other, so it's an excellent technological addition to a traditionally grandmotherly design element.