Wittmann furnishings workshopsan Austrian furnishings producer with a historic archive of designs by Josef Hoffman, just lately approached Shanghai-based designers and designers Lyndon Neri and Rosanna Hu from Neri&Hu with a singular proposal: to reinterpret a bit of furnishings by the Austrian architect. Hoffman is taken into account one of many founders of the Vienna Secession, a design motion that on the time diverged from the normal Artwork Nouveau model and spurred a brand new one which was closely geometric and linear. Nonetheless, Neri&Hu’s signature model is guided by a way of lightness and delicacy. They questioned, “How can we proceed the lineage of this explicit model with out negatively impacting the custom and historical past behind it, whereas evolving it into one thing new?” To step out of their consolation zone to fulfill Wittmann’s problem, the couple evolves the Hoffman’s Membership 1910 armchair to Blocksa collection of modular couch components that mirror the identical iconic form.
Blocks’ modularity makes it adaptable and versatile for at present’s residential and industrial environments. The low-slung modules can stand alone or be configured to suit completely into totally different sized areas. Wittmann’s mastery of upholstery craftsmanship is obvious on this design, as Neri&Hu selected to take away the additional particulars from the Membership 1910 and give attention to the profile of the seat as an entire.
For extra details about the Blocks Couch, go to wittmann.at.