hiroomi tahara composes wrap sofa for yamakawa rattan
 
hiroomi tahara composes wrap sofa for yamakawa rattan hiroomi tahara composes wrap sofa for yamakawa rattan
mar 12, 2015

hiroomi tahara composes wrap sofa for yamakawa rattan

hiroomi tahara composes wrap sofa for yamakawa rattan
all images © lorenzo nencioni

 

 

 

the ‘wrap’ is a simple, lightweight sofa by milan-based hiroomi tahara for yamakawa rattan. the design features a wrapped backrest that despite its spare quality, creates a rich volume with profound shadows. contrasting densities of the thick cushion and thin back ties the elements together into a singular form.


front view without cushions

 

 

 

materials, technique, and craftsmanship are the base of the concept, with respect and attention paid to cultural richness and tradition. the backrest is made of rattan, a highly ecological material found only in dense rainforest. the substance grows rapidly, using the trees as a grip to reach for the sunlight above. tahara believes that life should be simple and free but never loose its richness, and the ‘wrap’ sofa is just that: simple, free, and rich. the couch will be on display at milan design week 2015.


front view with svenskt tenn cushions


3/4 view


back

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armrest detail


cushion detail


shape and shadows

 


illustration

 

 

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