Wood is used commonly in the production of all sorts of furnishings, but what happens to trees' protective skins? This birchbark chair takes advantage of an underrated material, and one that was long ago trusted with the construction of some pretty demanding objects.
Think back to old indigenous canoes that were rendered water-repellent by this very material. It has amazing natural properties that also make it breathable, antibacterial, durable, flexible and soft to the touch. All of these qualities are prime for a plethora of uses, including where living room furniture is concerned. Impervious to dryness, moisture and many spills, Anastasiya Koshcheeva's Sibiryak lounger and ottoman can hold a great deal of weight, thanks to a strongly stitched assembly over a sturdy metal frame.