There’s nothing comfier than sinking into a soft, cushiony chair that seems to swallow your body as you sit in it. Designer Véronique Baer created a line of chairs called Bounce that do just what the name promises: they bounce back into shape after supporting your body.
There are three chairs in the series. The first and largest is a mushroom-shaped chair called Anton. It is designed to support the back and sides of the person sitting in it, allowing the sitter to sink into its soft cushion.
The second is a dome-shaped seat known as Christine. It is a bit smaller but just as soft and welcoming as Anton. The last and smallest is Olaf. The series is designed so all three chairs can be lined up and used at the same time, with Anton supporting the body, Christine holding up the legs and Olaf providing a comfortable footrest.
The stools were all designed to provide equal support from all sides, lacking a front or a back. They are made of two pieces of soft foam glued together and covered with soft quilted upholstery.
Supporting the stools are four sturdy oak legs. They give each piece a minimalist base to nicely offset the soft, squishy tops. The Bounce collection was presented at the Blickfang Designworkshop in June 2014.
“BOUNCE is a foam sculpture, which transforms into a soft and comfortable chair at the moment when someone sits down. It adapts totally to any kind of body shape and bounces back up, after its user left. The symmetrical shape of the chair invites to sit in it from every side and in every position.”
“The design is defined by simplicity. Only two foam plates are glued together by their ends to build the body of each chair. Covered by the flexible furniture fabrics of the dutch brand Febrik every chair gets its unique character.”
“It is fascinating how materials are able to change shape and transform their functions again and again. BOUNCE shows in how many ways normal furniture foam can be used. A chair can be much more than the usual seat surface with back support and legs. The BOUNCE family consists of three members Anton, Christine and Olaf. Big Anton will surround its user with back and side support when someone sits in it, while Christine is a soft comfortable chair and little Olaf has the function of a stool. They make a lovely picture when standing together. “