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Yektai makes miniature prototypes of all of his designs. (Photo credit: David Benthal)

For someone who thinks so much about the art of sitting, Nico Yektai is usually on his feet. 

The Sag Harbor-based furniture designer — who specializes in sculptural seating that fuses woods and concrete into one-of-a-kind, asymmetric forms — is more comfortable standing over a table saw or bandsaw, or hoisting large works-in-progress onto a ceiling hook for a better angle. 

The result? Avant-garde benches, chairs, tables, desks and other furniture pieces that uniquely merge form and function. 

Take a listen to more about Yektai on today’s Southforker Stories podcast…