marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada
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dec 31, 2012
marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada



‘o’keeffe’ sofa’ by kei harada
all images courtesy of kei harada

 

 

 

japanese designer kei harada approached the design of a sofa asking the question ‘what shape will naturally invite a person?’ – and from this inquiry, he created the ‘o’keeffe’ sofa. harada built marshmallow-like elements to allow a user to explore different sitting positions, combining the bulging forms in a calculated fashion for an almost climbable structure. each organic orb is made from styrofoam covered with two types of urethane foam and a stretchable cloth, all attached to wooden frames that function as joints for each pillow. harada points out the value of children using his design: ’although this sofa was not built specifically for children, it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.’ 


harada approached the design of a sofa asking the question ‘what shape will naturally invite a person?’ 


a detail image of the styrofoam orbs


although this sofa was not built specifically for children, it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.’


harada built marshmallow-like elements to allow a user to explore different sitting positions, combining the bulging forms in a calculated fashion for an almost climbable structure


an example of a sofa covering

 

 

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