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I look fragile,
But don’t be scared 
Try sitting on, while I compress.
It is about how you perceive and feel, 
Leaving you with a smile to please.

It reverses the concept of sitting on something soft, like a cushion, while being supported by a rigid structure. Here, one sits on a comfortable sleeve of hardwood, reinforced by foam. 

Malvika Kudale is currently studying product design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is originally from Mumbai, where she completed two years of undergraduate education before transferring to Parsons. She enjoys experimenting with materials to understand how they work. Her interests lie in working with dying Indian crafts and uplifting them by using her design knowledge. She has also been developing projects involving plastic recycling, in order to encourage responsible designing.