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sofa landscape

MILAN, ITALY

DoepelStrijkers has designed a flexible modular seating object called 'Landscape', using Cooloo's material and production processes. The design is presented in Milan in September 2021 during the Milan Salone del Mobile.
The starting point of the design is the large recycled foam blocks as produced by the manufacturer. Landscape is based on the premise of creating a design with minimal machining, cutting and waste material.

The objects are designed based on the intrinsic properties of the materials. The foam elements are lightweight and soft. In its simplest form, a single element can be used for sitting. In combination with one or two additional elements, multiple configurations are possible, resulting in a range of spatially intriguing compositions for sitting, lounging and laying. Every object is identical, but the layouts that can be made with this object are endless.
With minimal cutting and waste material, a simple linear element is created. This soft foam element is rounded along one edge and is strategically placed with magnets before being covered with ecological coatings from a variety of waste streams. A Landscape finished with recycled leather, copper, concrete or even recycled tennis balls in fluorescent pink is possible.
location
Milan
program
Product design
status
completed 2021
photography
Neneh Reza Verburg
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Riekie Brokking
developer
Cooloo, Horst
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