Greiling Lounge of Layers

Making a pile of cushions and jumping on top is a favorite childhood activity, but who says comfy cushion piles have to be left behind once you grow up? Lounge of Layers, designed by Katrin Greiling, is a series of seats made of super-soft, stacked cushions stitched together.

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Droog sells the Lounge of Layers pieces with or without backs. The backless piece is like a bench of fluffy goodness, and the version with a back is more of a comfy sofa. The bottom layer of the furniture is wood, giving the seats some solid support even though they are constructed mostly of stacked foam cushions.

Greiling Lounge of Layers for Droog

The seats come in eight different color variations, each of which has five layers including the wooden platform bottom. Every variation looks like a cloud of cushiony softness just calling out for someone to take a long afternoon nap on.

Greiling also designed a very similar set called Bidoun. 15 total pieces were created for this “Bidoun” furniture series, including sofas, ottomans, benches and tables, for the Bidouin Lounge at ArtPark, ArtDubai 2009.

Bidoun sofas color

“For this line, we decided to study nomadic Arabs (Bedouins) and use their furniture and lifestyle as our form of inspiration in developing a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Arab seating. The sofa system involves several mattresses stacked onto a base and fixed by a cord and inspired by the stacking method usually applied.”

Bidoun sofa Dubai
Bidoun sofa blue

“The cord comes from the same inspiration source – the Bedouin tent. It expresses the flexibility and mobility of the design. The seating height of the furniture can be adjusted by adding/removing mattresses and the appearance can be changed by flipping the mattresses, bringing a different fabric to the top.”

Bidoun black

“A variation of upholstery fabrics is chosen to reflect the random availability of patterns and is a symbol for traveling and the different cultural influences in Middle East. Patterns and colors would change depending on context.”