Layered Veneer Beats A Wicker Seat Any Day

There's nothing quite as comfy to plunk down on as a soft cushion. Unfortunately they get dirty, they absorb spills like a sponge, and they get misshapen in no time. But is there a better alternative than hideous wicker? Yep, the layers of thin bamboo veneer that make up Min Chen's Hangzhou stool.

The multiple layers strike the perfect balance between support and softness, gently flexing when sat on so despite being made entirely from wood, the stool is still comfy. It's also aesthetically gorgeous, and, most importantly, crumbs and spills will simply slide right off.

[Atelier Chen Min via designboom]

Pictures: Atelier Chen Min via designboom

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