“The design is based on a long research and study on how children and adults are using the space in -and around the traditional couch. I found that children and adults are using the couch in so different ways that something radically had to be done.
The conclusion of my empirical studies gave me the following ideas for the design phase:
* The floor is an important part of the couch (children are very often playing on the floor around the couch)
* Different levels reduces the difference between the floor and the sofa, and allows for flexibility and activity, and makes up a whole togetherness situation (relaxation, play, work)
* The creation of niches and space is an important factor (it gives an opportunity to create your own “room within a room” and put your individual stamp)
* The sofa has to consist of transposable elements in order to adapt to different physical conditions
The design is simple with attention to detail, tectonics, tactility and material compositions. All unnecessary decorations and ornaments are stripped away.
The frame is a simple load-bearing structure. Its simple and tight idiom enhance the padding and shows the details which make the sofa warm, soft and welcoming.
The sofa’s regular tripartite allows you to set up the furniture in different formations depending on the room and the people who use it. The furniture hereby give room for variability, courtesy, where the simple proportions and the light expression retains a rhythmic peace and harmony.
The sofa has become a new typology that relates to the way we use our sofa in a modern life and housing style. It happens to be the family’s gathering place and provides an aesthetic and sculptural ‘room within the room’. The sofa can, with its flexible form, easily be adapted to both individual needs and physical environment.” laerkerune.com