Japan-based designer Akio Hayakawa's Portrait in Chair adds a new axis to what is normally a straight line.
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Hayakawa exhibited a hard maple and MDF prototype of Portrait in Chair at Designtide Tokyo 2012 early this month.
Says Hayakawa, "Adding a new axis to the back-support and seat of a simple straight-line chair obscures the orthogonal direction of the chair."
"Manipulating the axis affects not only the visual but simultaneously frees the body to move and change behaviour with the chair."