Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018
In the popular children game “Buuuuuun-dle!” of Great Britain, it is pure bliss when one piles up clothes and blankets, shouts “buuuuuun-dle” and dives right into the soft make-shift cushions.
This promise of happiness is inherent in the new sofa designed by EOOS. The soft upholstery looks like a large folded blanket, a design idea supposedly as simple as it is ingenious. The end result is a sofa which unites all the sensorial qualities of a well-designed piece of upholstered furniture. it is softer, gentler, homelier: a pure bundle of joy.
The finesse of apparent simplicity could be the motif of the Moualla Table. The table – in solid oak or nut wood – is characterised by unique lines, free-hand drawn by the architect in an unusual yet harmonious way. And, as is so often the case, magic is in the detail: the table top, seemingly floating over the framework, gives the model a sense of stable lightness. The signs of exceptional craftsmanship are omnipresent here, coming to life in the impressive longitudinal grain and accurate edge finishing of the table top.
Neptun Ozis, architect and designer from Istanbul, designed the Moualla Table for Walter Knoll as a tribute to the painter Fikret Moualla (1903-1967).
Other introductions showcased at imm Cologne 2018 include:
• A new collection of Carpets made of 100% fine Chinese silk, elaborately dyed and hand-knotted
• Badawi Pillows: cushions that revive the traditional seating culture matching today’s lifestyle
• 375 Chair: dining and low side chair models for relaxed evenings around a big table with friends