A sofa will always have a central role in the home, but it is increasingly used in public areas, creating situations where people can come together and communicate in a shared space. SOFT PROPS creates a territory for human activity, private or public, alone or with others. I wanted this space to be able to appropriate very different situations.
The sofa is made up of modular seating elements in two sizes that can be combined in numerous configurations. Starting from its most abstract element, the ottoman, the piece can be composed in various combinations and layouts. The large tubular rail, which recalls the handrails in public buildings or railings on the large transatlantic ships, provides a protective boundary that defines space within space. The user can continuously interact with the sofa by arranging the loose cushions against the rail.

Project assistant: Jan Heinzelmann (KGID)
Producer: Cassina