Grey Sofa by Cecilie Manz

Cecilie Manz designed this Grey sofa as a prototype in 2008.

Matrizia by Ron Arad

Matrizia by Ron Arad

One of the newer designs by Ron for Moroso (2015).

Matrizia is instead a sofa-sculpture, an upholstered furniture item which acts as the ideal midway point between design skill and craft talent.

The idea came about by accident, after seeing mattresses dumped in the street when walking in town, a sight which captured the boundless imagination of Ron Arad and triggered an imaginary operation of salvage and decontextualisation.

Matrizia was thus born by modelling and recovering a mattress so as to create a comfortable and innovative seat, while the name is a witty combination of the word “mattress” with “Patrizia”

Via Ron Arad . Com

Corques – Cork Sofa and Armchair by Lucie Koldova – 2018 IMM Cologne 01


Corques – Cork Sofa and Armchair by Lucie Koldova

I’m planning to visit IMM Cologne again after two years of absence, while last year I visited Maison et Object in Paris instead of IMM. And nice to find out that the designer who will decorate The House (Das Haus) on invitation of the organizing trade show, did indeed design a sofa and a chair for the Belgian manufacturer Per/Use:

A large-scale object to serve as the centrepiece of the interior. It was a fascinating experience to sculpt an object out of a soft textured material. The subtle yet robust form and the combination of natural Portuguese cork and strawberry-red cushions is my personal visual statement.

Text: Lucie Koldova

Marilyn Sofa by Hans Hollein

Hans Hollein was an Austrian Architect who also studied extensively in the USA (Chicago and California). For me he rose to fame with Haas House in Vienna, just opposite the Stephansdome….he drew a lot of fuzz and critique when it was built, but now every Wiener is glad it mirrors the Stephansdome so nicely. He designed two sofa’s for Poltronova….one of them the Marilyn.

Just imagine the lady draped on this sofa…it would fit, wouldn’t it?

Breathe Sofa by Helen Koutouris

Breathe Sofa by Helen Koutouris