Spacehacking is a common craft among urban dwellers who want to make the most out of their less-than-generous floor plans. From Japanese-born, German-based designer Yuya Ushida comes Sofa_XXXX – an ingenious chair that expands into a 3-person couch. Meticulously engineered and made of 8,000 custom-made wooden chopsticks of four different lengths, the couch took three months to build.
Made of biodegradable materials and remarkably space-efficient, the sofa is a pinnacle of design ingenuity and a clever solution for the spatially challenged urbanite.
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