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peugeot design lab crafts ONYX sofa with volcanic lava and carbon fiber
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mar 28, 2014
peugeot design lab crafts ONYX sofa with volcanic lava and carbon fiber


peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with volcanic lava and carbon fiber
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in 2012, peugeot unveiled its 600 horsepower ONYX supercar with innovative bodywork made of carbon fiber and copper, and a cabin entirely made out of felt and newspaper wood. presented for the first time at the 2014 milan design week, the ONYX sofa, a three-meter long seat made of carbon fiber and volvic volcanic lava stone, demonstrates a ‘made to measure’ furniture concept developed by peugeot design lab in collaboration with designer pierre gimbergues.

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

 

 

material for the hybrid furniture piece was sourced from ‘the auvergne’, a landmark that dates back to almost eleven thousand years ago, when the volcanoes were still active with eruptions and lava flow. spending thousands of years filtering water at the site; it is this specific volvic stone – resistant to freezing and chemical products – that has been chosen for the ONYX sofa, a symbol of robustness of the french car brand’s history.

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

 

 

taking a total of 70 day to produce, the sofa features a hybrid mix of lacquered black carbon fiber; the vernacular and technological design exercise results in a four hundred kilogram monolith. the final production is sealed by an oblique cut, a highly pronounced slash that references the copper and carbon fiber bodywork of the ONYX supercar.

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

 the carbon fiber precisely adjusts to the volcanic stone with its texture & fault line

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

the ONYX is a distillation of the natural processes from earth, intersecting technology

peugeot design lab handcrafts ONYX sofa with lava and carbon fiber

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