Camille Paillard's Tri-Folds sofa design plays with the folds in the armrests, "practical for slipping in magazines and books or hiding items."
"I like to mix common and unexpected to create new projects. During the workshop with the Swiss brand de Sede, I was able to work with and observe the leather, the material of choice for this manufacturer." says Paillard.
"For me, it was interesting to play with the beauty of the folds and the material's innate sensitivity. I designed the sofa with this motif in mind in terms of the armrests. The folds are not only aesthetic, but also practical for slipping in magazines and books or hiding items."
"Based on de Sede's choice of my design from the sketches and models submitted, I was able to develop a prototype. Over several months, I discovered the steps necessary to implement the project through regular meetings with the company."
Tri-Folds Sofa is an ECAL sofa created under the direction of tutor Nicolas Le Moigne. Photos: Romain Mader.