German product designer Stefanie Schissler designed the Kulle Daybed while studying at Lund University. The unique furniture piece features an undulating cloud-like cushion with all sorts of contours and furrows for the user to get nestled amongst. Schissler intended that the user should get to know the irregular surface over time and explore the landscape of Kulle to find their own comfortable position that is unique to them.
In order to prevent the increasing consumption we as designers should think of new ways to enhance the lifespans of the products in our everyday life. Persistence means sustainability. But how does one achieve a long-life cycle when it comes to the products we’re surrounded by. I believe, that one way could be to emotionally connect.Stefanie Schissler
The padded surface of Kulle is upholstered in grey boiled wool and stuffed with foam. The foam cubes used to create the manifold peaks that ultimately make up the landscape of the Kulle daybed were the offcuts from mattresses that would otherwise have been wasted. The foam cubes are of varying densities which makes for an interesting tactile experience.
Kulle was created to evoke the instinctive feelings of safety and relaxation. It is addressing our sense of touch combined with curiosity and the desire to explore things.Stefanie Schissler
The elevations present on the surface of the Kulle daybed are largely random, although there’s a loose correlation towards larger bubbles at the edges, with particularly large nodules at the ends of the daybed to serve as pillows.
The overall goal of the project was, to create a relaxation place, that invites you with its appearance; you should almost feel the comfort just by looking at it.Stefanie Schissler
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