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Pinsofa 1

The Pinsofa by Planbureau, the playful piece of furniture refers to one’s inner childlike qualities through the manipulation of scale. the work is based on the idea that enlarged objects have the ability to generate the feeling of being small, to re-imagine the world from a different perspective.

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The Pinsofa 1 is a life-sized interpretation of a pin cushion. The playful pieceof furniture refers to one’s inner childlike qualities through the manipulationof scale.

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© Mihály Demeczky

The work is based on the idea that enlarged objects have theability to generate the feeling of being small, to re-imagine the world froma different perspective. Treatment the sofa as an abstract piece, the textileand wooden needles serve as its main structural supports.

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© Mihály Demeczky

“Walking through the classroom with beautiful sunshine coming throughthe windows, I discovered a new beauty in the needles sticking out of theneedle pillows. This was my very first impression – I told myself this was soinspiring that I should be working with it.” – Demeter Fogarasi

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Planbureau:

Demeter Fogarasi’s main idea was to have a playful concept, what refers to the inner child in every one of us. Enlarged object by themselves generate the feeling of being little as children. With the enlarged needles I am relating to textile techniques in an abstract way.

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© Mihály Demeczky

The sitting part is a plywood structure, with two layers of foam underneath the fabric. The lathed ash legs are held by metal fixings which you can screw from underneath thus the construction can be taken apart. The spheres on the end are made of foam as well, and they were upholstered by hand from 6 pieces of fabric.

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This project was done in The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, under the title : The New Textile Furniture. The prototype was hand made and upholstered in the shool’s workshops.
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Data:

Name: Pinsofa 1
Type: Sofa / Couch
Materials Combination: Wood + Fabric
Dimensions: n/a
Colors: Mix / Multi Color – Available in different colors on request
Year: 2015-2016

The people:

Furniture Designer: Demeter Fogarasi – Planbureau – Küküllő utca 1. Budapest, H-1026, Hungary
Manufacturer: Self-production
Project sponsor: Kvadrat
Text Description: © Courtesy of Planbureau, Demeter Fogarasi
Images: © Planbureau, Mihály Demeczky

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