Origami is good for more than just making paper cranes. Brussels-based architect and designer Charles Kaisin found a way turn this art form into a piece of furniture that’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. The K-bench, produced for the Belgian design company Vange, is made entirely of wafer-thin sheets of polypropylene. Unfolded like a huge paper ornament—a compact circle or a sprawling bench up to ten feet long—the elegant beehive structure is strong enough to sit on and bold enough to take your guests’ breath away. But no matter how you configure it, the K-bench is destined to become the best seat in the house.—Ian Daly

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