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The Canvas chair by Tokyo-based YOY (images via designboom, GIF by Hyperallergic)

Designer Naoki Ono, founder of Tokyo-based YOY design studio, presented this extraordinary “Canvas” chair at Salone Satellite during last week’s Milan Design Week 2013 (aka Salone Internazionale del Mobile). When not hanging like a conventional canvas, the Canvas chair can be used simply by leaning it against a wall.

The frame is constructed of wood and aluminum and covered by an elastic fabric printed with the texture of canvas and a drawing of a more traditional chair. While sitting on the Canvas may not look ideal for long periods of time, it certainly seems perfect for rooms where space is tight.

This is the first clever design solution for multitasking objects YOY design studio has designed. Behold their book planter:

The book planter (via designboom)

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