cheerful chubby volumes


Left: design by roderick vos - Right: design by atelier vier


Big, bold and beautiful are the newest design terms for the most avant-garde pieces of furniture in the near future. Moulded, sculpted, layered and quilted designs are taking centre stage to create an intimate space and energy in our hearts, environments and lifestyles.


Heavier and opulent materials are spilling over their original skeletal form, allowing scribbling designers to doodle chubby sketches that become real life executions of intuitive and animated creations.

Human, tactile and reassuring, these magnified pieces impose a new form of low-key luxury that has learned it doesn’t need to show-off anymore. A very promising and reassuring development. Embryonic forms that enable us to cocoon in a way we have never experienced before. In need of hide-and-seek.


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