Matali Crasset Launches Self-made Seat Which Can Be Carried Like A Suitcase
Tired of standing at the station with no place to sit? French designer Matali Crasset has designed a sofa that can be carried around in modules like a suitcase, and it weighs lesser than your actual suitcase.
The sofa has been designed for multiple purposes, as it splits into individual elements that can be used independently to create either a stack of pouffes, an armchair or a series of seats.
“The Self-made seat roots from a refusal of seeing sofas monopolise the living space in our homes,” said Crasset. “This arrangement can be changed around depending on the activities, the number of people and the time of day. It really encourages you to rearrange your space and be comfortable within.”
The modules come in two different sizes to create the sofa – the larger pieces form the back and seats, whereas the smaller elements can be used as armrests.
At first glance, the seating modules seem as if they have been wrapped in brown paper, secured with strips of orange fabric. However, they are actually enclosed in neutral colored upholstery fabric with visible stitching, and are light enough to be moved around like a suitcase using the orange polypropylene straps, which form a handle on the curved ends.
“The square side allows to append the modules together whereas the rounded parts bring on the appeasing-side for cosying up with our body, knee, or neck curves,” explained Crasset.
The “Self-made Seat,” was designed for Italian furniture company Campeggi, and is set to be launched at the Salone del Mobile this week.