marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada

marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada

‘o’keeffe’ sofa’ by kei haradaall images courtesy of kei harada

 

 

 

japanese designer kei harada approached the design of a sofa asking the question ‘what shape will naturally invite a person?’ – and from this inquiry, he created the ‘o’keeffe’ sofa. harada built marshmallow-like elements to allow a user to explore different sitting positions, combining the bulging forms in a calculated fashion for an almost climbable structure. each organic orb is made from styrofoam covered with two types of urethane foam and a stretchable cloth, all attached to wooden frames that function as joints for each pillow. harada points out the value of children using his design: ‘although this sofa was not built specifically for children, it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.’ 

marshmallow-like sofa by kei haradaharada approached the design of a sofa asking the question ‘what shape will naturally invite a person?’ 

marshmallow-like sofa by kei haradaa detail image of the styrofoam orbs

marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada‘although this sofa was not built specifically for children, it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.’

marshmallow-like sofa by kei haradaharada built marshmallow-like elements to allow a user to explore different sitting positions, combining the bulging forms in a calculated fashion for an almost climbable structure

marshmallow-like sofa by kei harada

marshmallow-like sofa by kei haradaan example of a sofa covering

 

 

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  • would love this in my home, I could see my daughter scrambling all over this, and reaching for fallen coins would be much easier.

    sarah
    Jan 05, 2013

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