Michigan-based designer Susan Qiu explores the limits of minimal furniture design with work that features unexpected materials and natural inspirations. Maybe you wouldn’t pay attention to the furniture, but it’s very functional and fun – just take a look. You may think this piece is a broken rug, but it’s essentially a rug on the floor that rises in the middle to act as a backrest. The form defines double spaces for conversation and self-withdrawal. Different tones used on two sides of the ridge mark the Adret and Ubac of the mountain. There are also some pieces of foam in the collection – this material is comfortable but is rarely considered a decoration. Qiu demonstrated his decorative functions in making these items.