Marshmallow Paper Seat

  • Prize
    Winner in Materials & Innovation
  • Company/Firm
  • Designer
    Yiran Li
  • Location
    Iowa City
  • Project Date
    January 2022
  • Project Link

Marshmallow is an experimental piece that combines handmade Kozo paper with soft seating. Kozo is a cultivated plant that can be used for paper and cloth making. After treating the paper with a Konnyaku layer, it creates a viable surface for people to sit on. This piece has an inner foam core, an interfacing layer, and a paper layer. In addition to that, it has four feet that are made with Mahogany to lift it up from the ground.

Material: Handmade Kozo paper, Mahogany, zipper
Technique: Sewing
Software: AutoCAD

Other prizes
2020 SIT Furniture Design Award Honorable mention