Hardwood Sumo Chair by Benwu Studio

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The Sumo chair is strong and balanced like a good wrestler. The Benwu Studio design cheekily references the posture and attire of sumo wrestler’s through its squat frame and the sloping shape of its back support and armrest. Made of hardwood, the armchair is just as durable as traditional rosewood designs but also more sustainable and affordable. The seating is crafted in China without the use of glue or hardware, and the resulting product is a champion of both minimalism and refinement.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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