Following the launch of Grace with Living Divani in Milan last month, Italian/English design duo Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes have received a Young e Design Award for their kimono-inspired Kiru.

Presented by Living Divani during the Milan Furniture Fair in 2012, Kiru recently took second place in the 26th edition of the Young e Design competition in Italy. Its name drawn from the Japanese word kimono, meaning to dress, Giopato & Coombes has created a chair that is soft in form with sartorial details and invisible stitching. With its bold yet quietly decorative feel, Kiru is a refreshing rethink of a chair's traditional upholstery method and meticulously wrapped like one of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's installations.

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