There seem to be so many ways to want to sit or lie down that no couch, chair or bench design could possibly accommodate them all, right? Well, this industrious and dedicated pair of industrial designers and artists set out to prove that theory wrong with Sitscape, a custom seating solution that combines elements of rigorous scientific analysis with creative design synthesis.
Using an almost architectural approach to this furniture design problem, the pair started by mapping out the various possible configurations for and needs of the users, balancing the results in a functional-but-stylized way in three dimensions. The result: a creative and complex form that is both artistic and usable, conforming to six basic sitting and laying positions but also unique in shape and form.
After modelling everything by computer, they used a series of flat-cut slices to create the higly complex real-life bench form. The shape and severity of the curves were tested with cushions along the way to ensure that each intersection would be comfortable when eventually covered by fabric. The final piece of furniture is designed to be composed of aluminum, made-to-order to custom-fit a client’s needs and available space and finished in fine leather.