Elastic soft sofa – Ploum by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Ligne Roset
Cologne 2011: The French design brand Ligne Roset has a spongy couch designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec at the imm cologne in Germany.
Ploum is covered in only two pieces of elastic fabric and is used by the brothers as described “like a ripe, lush fruit”.
The sofa comes in three-and four-seater versions.
The two designers – elastic soft sofa
“We were trying to make a very comfortable modern sofa. Pali is a giant form, on which rests the whole body in a soft, inviting interface. His seat is relatively small, and it seems organic. Perhaps the use of an elastic substance is like a symbolic parallel to a modern lifestyle in which flexibility and comfort seem to us essential. We were fruit it like a ripe, lush piece.”
That was the intention by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, which wanted to give special attention to those special moments during the day, because we want to relax and maybe just chat with the other members of the family. It is therefore important that the highest comfort at this Soga is secured, since the body in every position from sitting until can relax well.
The Pali caused the fruit of a long research sofas for comfort. Here also the sharing to a certain combination of two materials is interesting: an elastic cover fabric and an ultra soft foam. The combination of these two materials, if they are connected to the real three-dimensional generosity of Ploum sofas, offers an extreme level of comfort. They offer to assume a number of possible attitudes to the body.
Gray, monochromatic color – sponge-shaped figure
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, both born in Quimper, studied at the École Nationale Supérieure of des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and or at the École nationale supérieure d’arts de Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan (born 1971) and Erwan (born 1976) came together in 1999 on the implementation of their work within the framework of an ongoing dialogue and a common prerequisite for greater precision and fineness.
Today are their works by Vitra, Magis, Alessi, established & sons, Axor Hansgrohe, cartel, Kvadrat, Cappellini, camper, la Galerie kreo and Ligne Roset produced (outdoor folding chair 2001, Facett seating-2005, distribution of clouds decorative modules in Kvadrat – 2009). Their works can in the collections of institutions such as the Musée national d’art modern, Centre of Georges Pompidou, the Musée of des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the Museum of modern art, New York, Chicago Art Institute, the Design Museum London, or even the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam will be found. In the fall of 2011, the Centre Pompidou will stage Metz the first major retrospective of the work by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in France.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec try to make objects that are unique, elegant and sensual form and sustainable and adaptable in function. You seem to have a preference for certain subjects: concepts such as the elements of use of multiple combine (Axor Bouroullec bathroom collection 2010) and half-enclosed spaces to be able to define the concept of space (again) (lit Clos bed, 2000; la Cabane, 2001; Alcôve Chair, 2007; North Tiles and clouds textile tiles), are all part of their desire to preserve intimacy through structuring space.
Red elastic sofa for 4 persons
In fact, is a quilted fabric, which actually covers a thick layer of polyester quilting between two superimposed woven layers arranged and at the place held by the points of seams, offers a warm and welcoming visual aspect and a soft feel. In addition, its elasticity, the continuous curve of the seats, enables to cover high back and arms in a single piece of fabric: a rhythmic repetition of points, allowing the seam to hold his position.
The hyper-flexible polyurethane foam used for comfort layer, a large capacity covering the whole of the structure of seat allies to lose its shape to perfect the body in all positions with a permanent ability to supported, its original form is fast again and thus guarantees the longevity of Pali.
Saturated red shows character and style
The seat of the large sofas, which can accommodate up to 4 persons, has closed a easy angle. This invites people to bit together, which in turn facilitates communication between the occupants of the sofa. In fact the generous dimensions of the Pali are designed sofas and open, inviting shape to accommodate a variety of positions, from sitting to lying down or even completely.
The great flexibility of the contact associated with a free form shape Ploum turns into a veritable nest: In fact, all positions are possible here, both, back and head the same soft contact, no matter which part of the seat is concerned, even the arms also enjoy.
Construction: steel tube, wire and mesh. Covered base
Comfort: Integral seat in high resilience – polyurethane Bultex foam 48 kg / m3 – 3.6 kPa and an integral back in Bultex foam 26 kg / m3 – 1.4 kPa with comfort layer in hyper-flexible polyurethane foam 30 kg / m3 – – 1.8 kPa. The comfort is strengthened by the kind of mood: a double-layer quilted stretch weaving, held in place by the points of seams.
Presentation: Cover made of a fabric with a generously padded polyester quilting, and quilted stitching through points. Covers can be removed by an upholsterer.
Covered elastic sofa in white