Is it a cloud? Or is it a marshmallow? I’ve always wanted to sit on both so either way it’s certainly an inviting piece of furniture. In fact, that inquisition is exactly how Japanese designer Kei Harada derived at his O’keeffe Sofa, which seems to mimic the large and soft flower petals of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting.
The bulbous forms, which are made from urethane foam and flexible fabric, appeal to that inner child in all of us, prompting a deep desire to climb and explore different sitting positions. And although the piece wasn’t specifically designed with children in mind, Harada points out that “it was my impression that the children intuitively understood my intentions of inducing motion through the sofa.”
The O’keeffe Sofa was originally on display at Designers Week 2012 in Tokyo late last year.