mesh sofa by people's industrial design office mesh sofa by people's industrial design office
apr 26, 2013

mesh sofa by people's industrial design office

‘mesh sofa’ by people’s industrial design office





in developing their ‘mesh sofa’ outdoor collection, people’s industrial design office wanted to achieve an effect where the person sitting on the furniture looks as if they are floating in air.


each piece is composed of two parts: the upper seating portion is made from a thin curvilinear mesh (4mm steel wire) which has been manipulated to relate to the contours of a person’s body. the openness of the grid offers a certain amount of transparency and visual lightness. from above, the employed material creates a perfect square grid, projected onto a curvilinear surface, offering interesting views from different vantage points. the lower supporting base is made from 40mm thick stainless steel tubing that has been welded into a rectilinear form, its mirrored surface reflecting the surrounding environment, further adding to the suspended effect of the mesh upper.


the entire set includes a double-seater, two single arm chairs and a coffee table which is available in various color options.



the mesh upper is supported by a rectilinear steel base



the furniture has been conceived to give the effect that the individual sitting upon it appears to be floating






the entire outdoor furniture collection includes two arm chairs, a sofa and coffee table



hanging out on the ‘mesh’ sofa and chairs



  • I love the colour and the mesh form really interesting, but do not think that they achieved the floating effect, the base looks chunky, solid, grounded, and the mirror finish is not making them disappear as was hoped, while the top looks light, and floating. also the use of glass for the coffee table top, is not really in-keeping with the idea of the set..

    morgan says:
  • I like the concept and the thought behind it but agree that the purpouse is not fully achieved with the floating effect. I would like to see it in white, maybe white colour will portray the floating effect better

    Beaunard says:
  • also the sharp edges of the base destroy the whole image it intends to create.I like the idea that steal mesh is used in such big scale furniture, but the details are not well polished.

    jill says:

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