Origami – a Sofa for Intimate Conversations and Privacy. In the spring of 2010 OFFECCT released Origami, a comfortable contemporary version of the classical easy chair, developed by OFFECCT in collaboration with Spanish designer Carlos Tíscar. The contemporary sofa produced to fill a need in the market where easy chairs with higher backs were in high demand. To meet this demand OFFECCT now released the Origami sofa as a complement to last year’s easy chair.
According to Kurt Tingdal, Origami’s high back allowed people who sat and worked on a computer or an iPad, or having an intimate conversation, a valued sense of integrity and unprecedented comfort. The sofa was not only an expanded version of the chair, but also an entirely new piece of furniture with a new suspension system.
The name Origami derived from the Japanese art of folding paper into 3D objects. Like origami, Tíscar’s easy chair and sofa was established by angular sections of straight lines. The sofa furniture was created with contrasts rather than volumes. The result became a piece of furniture that was powerful despite its light appearance.
Stockholm 2011: this Origami sofa for Swedish brand Offecct was launched by designer Carlos Tíscar of Spain at Stockholm Furniture Fair last month. The sofa design became a contemporary version of an easy chair. There was a winged backrest and slanted armrest, inspired by Japanese paper folding. Stockholm Furniture Fair was placed 8-12 February.
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