karim rashid rounds out float sofa for sancal karim rashid rounds out float sofa for sancal
apr 19, 2012

karim rashid rounds out float sofa for sancal

karim rashid rounds out float sofa for sancal

 

 

 

presented at salone del mobile 2012, ‘float’ is a sofa composed of soft rounded, colorful shapes which intersect, creating a single composition. created by new york-based designer karim rashid for spanish furniture brand sancal, it features a high back, with a seat which appears to be floating above the ground. supported by turned wooden legs, the curved, gentle form of ‘float’ offers a natural and welcoming feel.

karim rashid float sancal designboom the sofa is composed of soft, rounded, colorful parts which intersect with one another

the sofa is supported by turned wooden legs

collection on display salone del mobile 2012 image © designboom

karim rashid float sancal designboom various shapes and colors are combined to form a singular sofa image © designboom

image © designboom

the sofas come in a range of color combinations

concept sketch

  • Doshi Levien ?

    Hey says:
  • Oh! Karim’s got a new intern?

    Red says:
  • clean and colorful, I like it , you are haters!

    greg says:
  • I agree with Greg, nice is the high back.

    Juliane Gruetzner says:
  • For the record….My Beautiful Backside for Moroso, launched 2009.

    http://www.doshilevien.com/projects/furniture/my-beautiful-backside/1

    Doshi Levien Studio says:
  • No matter what a designer does, there is always another designer who
    claims the copyrights. It’s ridiculous. Most sofas resemble each other.
    LOOK AT THEM: These two seaters have not much in common.
    Karim’s has a high back that touches the ground and armrests are attached to it,
    Doshi Levien’s has thousands of legs, etc…

    Karl McDermont says:
  • I agree with Karl McDermont. The Doshi Levien sofa is gorgeous, but the only thing I see that they really share is a penchant for unconventionally shaped pillows and fun textile combinations.

    Anyway, the design looks great and I absolutely adore this idea of the floating backrest/wall.

    Stacey M. says:
  • This sofa is a beauty.
    I love the bold use of colors which compliment the geometry of the overall form. So lovely!

    Berry says:

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