In Japan, the okumi is a piece of fabric worn in front of the kimono. Both the stitching and the way in which the back is upholstered are evocative of a kimono, as if one had been thrown carelessly over the structure of the armchair, 'dressing' it with elegance. This back and arm cover is made up in inverted pleats, a detail which simultaneously gives a 'haute couture' finish and brings lightness along with added volume and depth, the very visual expression of comfort. A veritable miracle of tailoring, this cover-cloak is made in a single piece : whether monocolour or bicolour, the 'lined' effect of the fabric which is apparent on the reverse and in the inverted pleats of its skirts serves to accentuate its preciosity. Lastly, the impression of comfort is further heightened by the generous seat cushion, with the seam-free execution of the section where the seat meets the front edge reinforcing the impression of welcome.