ENVISIONED COMFORT (OTTOMAN STOOL) , 2020
Beechwood, brass, PU foam, velvet
60 x 45 x 45 cm
Edition of 8 plus 2 AP
One of us had a fantasy about an object that could bring a womb-like pleasure, meaning – the ultimate satisfaction that the material environment can give. We merged our two different design practices into one object taking this fantasy as a starting point.
Such abstract mode of thinking, we found, allows to erase what we know about domestic objects and opens up the possibility for re-thinking and re-creating them.
However, the same way the mind gives a clear body to the fantasy by restraining, the construction defines and forms a fluid shape into an ergonomic entity.
The concept was first presented at the exhibition La Terrasse Vol. 4 – Fantasy, curated by Erez Nevi Pana during the Dutch Design Week 2017.
Now a finalized chaise longue is being presented at Milan Design Week 2018 as a part of Ventura Future project, in the Loreto district at FuturDome, the former meeting place of the Futurist movement.
It’s a series of objects based on the construction that allows a broad variety of shapes. More elements you have – more detailed curves you can get. Therefore, this construction can be applied to almost any furniture you imagine. On the one hand, it’s a complex object with lots of elements. On the other hand, not alike other soft furniture – these are completely honest and openly showing the way they are built. The rhythmical construction allows admiring carefully crafted elements – the beechwood joints and the brass fittings. By merging two different design practices Marija Puipaitė (organic, human body based shapes) and Vytautas Gečas (complexity, fragmentation, layering) found a common point where the construction defines and forms a fluid shape into an ergonomic entity.