UNStudio/Ben van Berkel
The first impression: as if from another world. A sculpture that turns an empty room into an event. A design that has won so many awards. And of course a sofa. It’s all Circle. Unique shapes can be made from up to six elements. The angles of inclination of the backrests and the seating areas change so you can sit upright or lounge around on Circle depending on how you feel. The interaction of convex and concave forms and the contrasting colours of the intersection underline the sculptural character.
Circle was inspired by the design of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. “Clenching a great diversity of options and references within a powerful, but not unambiguous or symbolic gesture, is characteristic for UN Studio,” Ben van Berkel says.