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In Toronto, the white ash species is threatened by the emerald ash borer. A furniture maker who has found creative reuse for the felled trees, Miles Keller has designed Kona, a chaise longue that evokes another item typically made from white ash: snowshoes. Named after the Cree word for snow, Kona features a steam-bent frame spanned by leather mesh, which is CNC cut and held in place using wooden wedges and slots, along with copper rivets. ­dystil.­ca

Designer: Miles Keller, Toronto, Ontario
Manufacturer: Dystil

People’s Choice: Furniture
Kona chair

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