Interio, 2015

The Austrian company Interio, a retailer for contemporary home living with 13 stores, first launched an own collection of furniture and accessoires. For the 'Österreich Kollektion', the company invited 6 Design Studios to interpret traditional furniture in a modern way, based on the fact to be designed and produced in Austria. Patrycja Domanska was commissioned to develop a divan.
As a historic piece of furniture, the divan adopeted numerous seating typologies over time: Whether as an ottoman, chaise longue, recamier or sofa, it was present in every household as a furnishing element, that had to meet various claims regarding its use and its arrangement in the room.
In order to maintain this variety, Patrycja Domanska opted for a modular seating system. Inspired by strict and simple geometric shapes, the creation of different seating typologies with as few elements as possible forms the basis of the design. The centerpiece are the fabric-covered legs, that flexibly arranged in number and positioning around the lying surface, complete the seating and provide an uniformed appearance.
The result is 'Falbeson', an umbrella term for a system, that results in a sofa or a chaise lounge available in 2 fabrics, velvet or loden. Thanks to the removable cushions it can also be easily converted into a guest bed.

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Photography Interio