This ‘Irregular Bomb’ sofa (2009), part of a collection entitled ‘Tephra Formations’ by Paris-based designer Robert Stadler was honored with the Liliane Bettencourt award ‘Pour Intelligence de la main”. The collection is based on volcanic formations. The name ‘Tephra’ is derived from the Greek for ‘ash’, while ‘bomb’ is the term used for volcanic eruptions that emerge in a partially melted state. Edited by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, its monolithic form is entirely covered in studded leather which references the classic Chesterfield form and is the result of close collaboration between designer and artisan. The development of the ergonomic form combined with the exploration of production techniques is exciting and innovative and I love the way the form flows and melts while maintaining its solid volume. There is a lyrical element which draws me in.
If you like this post please sign up for our newsletter on our website: www.arte-case.com