jean-marie massaud designs tigmi for dedon as a unique piece of micro-architecture
 
jean-marie massaud designs tigmi for dedon as a unique piece of micro-architecture jean-marie massaud designs tigmi for dedon as a unique piece of micro-architecture
nov 24, 2015

jean-marie massaud designs tigmi for dedon as a unique piece of micro-architecture

jean-marie massaud designs tigmi for dedon as a unique piece of micro-architecture

 

 

 

jean-marie massaud‘s ‘tigmi’ outdoor furniture for dedon projects a certain aesthetic beauty, while at the same time offering extreme comfort and versatility. realized as both a sofa and shelter, the design is characterized by a braided canopy that results in a unique piece of micro-architecture that recalls the relaxing atmosphere of a shady pergola. hand-woven by master weavers of dedon, this upper sunshade is semi-transparent and references the form of a ‘palapa’ – an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof, made of palm leaves. the resulting play of light and shadow that filters through this weave sets a relaxing atmosphere.

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‘tigmi’ by jean-marie massaud is realized as both a sofa and shelter, and is characterized by a braided canopy

 

 

 

the generous wide and deep seating of the sofa accommodates multiple people, and can be transformed into a bed, allowing two people to lie comfortably. it is defined by two layers of padding: one that is thicker and coated with a special waterproof fabric that is fast drying and can be used outdoors; and another that rests on top, completed by dedon’s luxurious finishes, and can easily be removed and stored.

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the wide and deep seating of the sofa can be transformed into a bed

 

 

 

‘tigmi’ formally expresses what it means by formal definition — which in berber is both ‘home’ and ‘shadow’ — representing a hybrid sofa-shelter, that considers comfort, intimacy and practicality. it is considered one of the most comfortable outdoor furniture pieces ever produced by dedon, and its addition to the german company’s portfolio, further pushes dedon’s yearning to change the way we experience life in the outdoors.

 

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the micro-architecture recalls the relaxing atmosphere of a shady pergola

jean marie massaud dedon tigmi designboom
the canopy references the form of a ‘palapa’ – an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof, made of palm leaves

 

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‘tigmi’ sofa by jean-marie massaud fo dedon

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