martijn rigters translates foam-cutting technique into bespoke sofa martijn rigters translates foam-cutting technique into bespoke sofa
mar 17, 2014

martijn rigters translates foam-cutting technique into bespoke sofa

martijn rigters translates foam-cutting technique into bespoke sofa
allimages courtesy of martijn rigters




the ‘cutting edge’ sofa by dutch designer martijn rigters is based on the controlled slicing of foam that many studios use to develop ideas with. translating this process into the development of the bespoke piece of furniture, strict parameters such as temperature, movement and a direction along a linear path are observed. the three-dimensional, full scale object is crafted from a machine that provides a range of silhouettes – front, seating, back, bottom and a rectangular block of EPS – from which the user is able to compose the blueprint for their own customized shape. every intuitive movement is directly translated into the final outcome, with each new route or bump revealed in the sofa’s textured surface.


the sofa forms a different shape and surface texture each time


the process is based on a typical foam-cutting technique


construction process of cutting the sofa


detail of the flowing movement in the texture



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  • Looks interesting, but it’s too bad the description of how it’s done isn’t a bit clearer. Perhaps the manufacturer has trade secrets?

    James says:

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