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Stockholm-based designer Gustav Segerstéen has designed the “Take on Nature” Sofa. In designer’s words, “Investigating how nature adapts to its surroundings, I set out to explore how furniture would look if it adapted to its surroundings. Since humans are the furniture’s surroundings, I wanted to portray our behavior, wants and needs.
Based on a classic tale of the human life. How we grow from being alone to finding a partner, and making two lives one, eventually bringing up new life, was something that gave me an interesting approach to base a furniture project on.
Two chairs grown together to make one, still evolving sofa. The distinctive details are grown after the needs of the people that surround the sofa. When looking at a tree you do not see any growth at that particular moment, just like a photography caught in time, you know the story keeps growing.
Throughout these five years of University, I had not until now, made a comprehensive furniture project. With this in mind, I wanted to learn how to build and upholster furniture, and give it a personality that fit with my way of designing.
The sofa is built and upholstered using traditional methods. Wood for the seat frame, legs and support for the back. A steel-wire frame upholds the backrest. Using only natural materials for the upholstery.”
Image Courtesy: Gustav Segerstéen