Off the Hook Chair Binds the Body Comfortably, Despite the Metal Frame

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 11, 2014
References: yoshidayumi
If you were to strip the Off the Hook Chair down to its primary structure, you might wonder how such a seat could possibly be comfortable. The frame consists of stiff metal tubing, there is no brace between the seat and the backrest, and the front edge protrudes to a bit of a point.

Now, introduce a system of red fabric straps to link up the sides of the severe-looking contraption. These have been arranged laterally to support the sitter's bottom and to perform as a backrest. Additional diagonally installed belts crisscross behind and below the user, providing even more of a cradling foundation. The experience of sitting in Yumi Yoshida's Off the Hook Chair would be one of comfortable suspension.