läufer + keichel: layer for OFFECCT
läufer + keichel: layer for OFFECCT läufer + keichel: layer for OFFECCT
feb 07, 2012

läufer + keichel: layer for OFFECCT

läufer + keichel: layer for OFFECCTlayer – spatial layers: from laminal to three-dimensional | image © OFFECCT 2012




the german designers julia läufer and marcus keichel have created the easychair layer in cooperation with the swedish brand OFFECCT. layer is a poetic piece of furniture: several padded layers are curved and stacked over each other to form a seating object. with their rounded contours, the layers suggest the petals of a flower. the padded layers of the chair form a modular structure which lends itself very well to the building of a product family. the first layer on its own forms a stool. by adding a second layer, a “classic” easy chair is created, and an additional third layer makes an easy chair with a high backrest. in the version with three layers, the easy chair creates a self-contained and intimate for the sitter. the single layers comprise different types of fabric, and can be just one colour or multi-hued. there are ample possibilities for variations on this chair by using different fabric and colour combinations. this, combined with superior seating comfort, allows for a wide range of uses in the contract and home furniture fields.

layer – detailimage © OFFECCT 2012

layer – spatial layers: from laminal to three-dimensionalimage © OFFECCT 2012

layer – testing the comfortimage © läufer & keichel, 2012

layer – adjustments on the contoursimage © läufer & keichel, 2012

layer – sampling colour combinationsimage © läufer & keichel, 2012

layer – working on proportions and seating comfortimage © läufer & keichel, 2011

layer – building a proportional modelimage © läufer & keichel, 2011

layer – proportional modelimage © läufer & keichel, 2011

layer – building the first models in scale 1 to 1image © läufer & keichel, 2011

layer – concept for modular product family with scaled modelsimage © läufer & keichel, 2010

layer – prototyping of scaled modelsimage © läufer & keichel, 2010


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