Sumo armchair is an obvious nod to the Japanese modern martial art and full-contact wrestling form that is Sumo. Only practised professionally in Japan, Sumo encompasses the quintessence of traditions, identity and strength. With four sturdy legs and a burly figure, Sumo is firmly anchored to the ground. Yet while the armchair is the very image of purpose, fearlessness and unyieldingness, its rare shape, soft lines and leather upholstery brings it elegancy and stature. As Hiroko Matsumoto, Pierre Cardin’s longtime muse and first Japanese fashion model to walk in the Paris collections, Sumo is a shining star.