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Zieharsofika is a collection of benches and stools created by German designer Meike Harde. According to the designer, “The benches and stools translate the beauty of a controlled drapery into a bigger dimension. Wrinkles in upholstery products are often hidden by a complicate construction. The fabric should play against his rules and is used as a skin without any creases. Zieharsofika makes the wrinkles to its main topic.
It rethinks common upholstery technics and run uses conventional rubber foam mats which, with the help of elastic bands, come out as an ornamental form. The rectangular foam mat remains at a stretch and is only changed by layering and gathering it. Regarding to economy the construction is very simple, complicate pattern or single pieces are not used.
The cushions are fixed to the wooden foodstool construction just by their elastic rubber bands. Zieharsofika avoids a permanent connection of upholstery and wooden boards so the cushions can be changed after worn-out.”
Image Courtesy: Meike Harde