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The Pleats Chair by Il-Seop Yoon

ÉCAL student Ilseop Yoon used a sheet of moulded aluminium to create the pleated seat and backrest of this chair.

Yoon, a student on the Master Product Design course at the Swiss school, looked to both architecture and fashion when developing the design for his Pleats Chair.

He likens the pleated form to corrugated roofing panels. But he also took inspiration from the "strong structure and beautiful aesthetic" of the famous pleated garments of Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake.

"Corrugated structure is widely used in architecture and fashion in terms of the strong structure and the beautiful aesthetics," said the designer, who originates from South Korea. "The Pleats Chair highlights both aspects."