Nina Bruun developed VARY, a reconfigurable modular sofa, as an answer to what sofas have come to be used for nowadays. What was in the past a setting for a relaxing sit down, sofas have now become ‘where we sleep, work, eat, love and socialise’, particularly with the wider adoption of laptops and iPads.
The VARY sofa is comprised of a foam base set on an oak plinth with several variously shaped foam modules. These elements can be arranged in a number of different ways to produce various sofa configurations. The user might at some point desire a chaise longue while at other times want a sofa with back and arm rests for two people; VARY makes this possible.
The base and configurable elements are made up of polyurethane foam which has been upholstered in a grey textile. This coupled with the natural oak base gives the VARY sofa a minimalist appearance. However a subtle decorative detail has been incorporated in the fluorescent green thread which runs around the edges of the fabric.
From the project details provided I can’t work out what holds the modular foam shapes in place. Velcro could be one solution although would require that the same pieces – the ones without velcro on top – are always used as the uppermost cushions. Magnets set within the foam could be a sexier option but would likely make the sofa very expensive.
If you enjoy this configurable modular sofa, you might also be interested in the Bloc’d Sofa by Scott Jones.
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