It's an Asian thing for sure.
You know the way our lot covers a dining chair with a sort of dress. It's close fitting, hugging the chair at the top, the bit above the horizontal part that we sit on, I believe the technical term is the arse rest. Then, it kind of hangs over the legs of the chair so that no one knows for sure if the chair's actually got any legs.
Smart people realise that the legs are there, otherwise the chair would collapse in a heap. The material used to make this chair dress from is always white, or very nearly white. Inevitably there's some kind of pattern cunningly weaved in to the fabric.
The overall effect is to make an otherwise clean and slim looking chair appear like a big futon. All the air and light and space that would have existed happily underneath the chair is sent into hiding.
It's not right,
it's not fair,
to ruin a lovely looking
quite nice chair.