d-Vision: Soft ComfortPosted: April 17, 2012
From D-Vision: Our laboratory has emphasised using innovative materials and production processes in all of its products, thus guaranteeing that once fully experiencing and taking in the furniture, that one be overcome with genuine awe at the astonishing leap from an item’s mere visual appearance to its actual physical, and above all else, comfortable impact.
Reset: A diagonal-shaped seat that embodies the evolution of human-object relationship, offering a new and enhanced seating experience, via a slowly-adjusting layer whose functionality may not be evident at first glance. We have stretched a unique, elastic and airtight fabric on a frame that is over the chair, creating a vacuum that allows for the slow release of air as one is sitting down or standing up.
Noah: A revolutionary, soft plastic hammock. The design of this hammock was inspired by organic shapes, ranging from spider webs, beehives and flora to fauna cells and tissues.
Foldigon: A folding, polygon, outdoor armchair – turning a garden table into an armchair in one simple step. The concept was born out of the need for storable textiles when facing outdoor weather conditions like rain or the sun’s UV radiation.
Bouton: A new, innovative approach to Capitonnage; a traditional technique commonly seen on Victorian chairs, resulting in the transformation of simple rectangular foam into a soft, luxurious and inviting chair. With this design, the goal was to experiment with shapes and forms that are perceived as being of high value, and turn them into accessible and affordable products.
Sfog: A new, outdoor armchair, created by one manipulation over a foam cube and resulting in a piece whose qualities emanate comfort and grace.
A Boov: A tyre tube is covered with stretch fabric while two thin ABS-shells cover it from both sides to create the seat. The two shells have been made using either plastic injection or vacuum forming. The four legs are made of oak with aluminium connectors.
Idea 32: A new, origami foam stool turns low seating into a new experience. After 31 “aborted” attempts, ‘Idea 32’ was born. In the process,we experimented with using soft moulds as the basis for manufacturing intricate, foam stools.
Soft Space: A soft-layer, foam cover for an existing, massproduced plastic armchair that offers a fresh take on the strict, industrial world. In this world, prices and efficiency constantly challenge design, with the number of products per container being a paramount factor from the outset of the design’s development process. Millions of containers are shipped daily; all of which are loaded with products and…air. With ‘Soft Space,’ we have replaced the air captured between piles of stacked chairs with foam. This, in turn, has allowed us to create an additional part in the chair, representing the negative space between the chairs whilst also serving as a soft cushion.
Established in 2005, d-Vision is a unique internship programme, aimed at cultivating excellence and
training future leaders in the fields of industrial design. Inspired and created by Mr. Sami Sagol,
owner and chairman of the Keter Group, the programme serves to provide the missing link between
academia and industry.
d-Vision is exhibiting at SaloneSatelite Booth B27 this week at Salone del Mobili, Milan.