Prado consists of a vast seat which may be used either independently or with other elements, on which back cushions may be scattered at will. There is total freedom since these cushions, which are weighted and equipped with an anti-slip system, will remain in place without needing to be leant against or attached to anything. They could therefore be arranged on the floor for a few leisurely moments around a low table, whilst the seat could do duty as an occasional bed simply by turning over its seat cushion, the reverse of which is covered with mattress ticking.
Quite apart from the habitual styling exercise which surrounds a new settee – which consists of a principally aesthetic proposal – Prado represents first and foremost an approach based on the study of lifestyles, or in short, the human being. Here, therefore, we find the same ambition as that which brought us Smala in the early part of the new century.
Structure in panels of chipboard, webbed and
clad in foam 50 kg/m³ and 110 g/m² quilting;
seat cushion in polyurethane foam 36 kg/m³
and 110 g/m² quilting. Back cushion in injected
foam 60 kg/m³ moulded onto a metal insert,
equipped with elastic webbing and with a
compartmented goose feather-filled comfort
layer (10 % down / 90 % feathers) with 110 g/m²
quilting. Anti-slip system. Lumbar cushion filled
with new goose feathers (10 % down / 90 %
feathers). Optional armrest cushion in
polyurethane foam 35 kg/m³ and 200 g/m²
The reverse of the seat cushion is covered in
mattress ticking: simply turn the cushion and use
the optional 100 % white cotton fitted sheet to
create a comfortable sleep area (width 100 or
The Oda pedestal table (designed to slide
above the seat cushion thanks to their
cantilevered tops) is designed as the perfect
complement to this settee, making it possible to
create corner compositions, for example, or to
add occasional tables on which one can place
one's personal effects.
He was born in Berlin in 1959, and has lived in Hamburg since 1984. He studied industrial design in Berlin and Hamburg. Since 1992, he has had his own product design and interior architecture studio. He designs furniture for the foremost international manufacturers and undertake a variety of projects for stands, restaurants, publicity agencies, shops, franchises, etc. He also works with international companies such as Authentics, Carpet Concept, Cinna, Club Med, JAB-Anstoetz, Kabel New Media, Ligne Roset, Thonet, Tonon.