Constructed entirely from traditional Korean ‘Hanji’ paper, this amazing chair is as light as paper yet incredibly sturdy. Shin Taiho, designer and co-founder of Seoul-based design studio Maezm, says that Hanji paper is made from mulberry trees that last over 1,000 years. Collaborating with local artisans, Maezm developed Hanji as a non-toxic alternative to other, less sustainable materials.

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According to Taiho, the fibers of this experimental work have natural ventilation systems that control the temperature and humidity of the piece. Inhabitat was lucky enough to have a seat in a Hanji chair to test out its durability and comfort at 100% Design. We can safely say the curved frame of the chair feels not only comfortable, but unexpectedly robust for a paper-made piece of furniture!

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