The Origami Sofa is Inspired by the Japanese Art and is Fully Functional

 - Mar 12, 2014
References: yoshidayumi & dezeen
The Origami Sofa by Yumi Yoshida is a self-supporting sofa that uses the principles of the ancient Japanese art of origami to sustain its structure. Each panel is covered in fabric and separated by folds indicating where the sofa should be folded to create the structure. The sofa can also be used as a floor mat; you could get creative as well and try to fold it in a new way to perform another function.

The Origami Sofa is attractive and is definitely a conversation-starting piece. The other functional aspect of the sofa is that with a couple of them, you’re able to instantly set up a living room and then fold them back away to store them under a bed or even lay them out as a floor mat waiting to be used again.