junpei tamaki design expresses fluffy snow in thaw sofa
 
junpei tamaki design expresses fluffy snow in thaw sofa junpei tamaki design expresses fluffy snow in thaw sofa
apr 11, 2014

junpei tamaki design expresses fluffy snow in thaw sofa

junpei tamaki design expresses fluffy snow in thaw sofa
all images courtesy of takumi ota

 

 

 

japanese studio junpei tamaki design has created the ‘thaw sofa’ in reference to images of fluffy snow. the curved silhouette is accompanied by a round wooden detail that frames the whole piece. made out of white oak and fabric, the volume forms a soft, sinking place to sit. a contrast is created between the base of the chair and the thin strip of wood, as it becomes a continuous line to serve the seat, arm and backrest in one.

 

the ‘thaw sofa’ is on display during milan design week, 2014 at salone internazionale del mobile.

 

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side view

 


front view

 


back view

 


detail view of the wood

 


the entire project collection

 

 

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