- Year: 2018
- Commission: Vitra, Basel
- Production: Vitra
- Category: Industrial production
- Category: Limited edition
The Vlinder Sofa (Dutch for butterfly) is a textile study, a basic shape draped with a super soft tailored blanket with one huge textile pattern.
Challenging the limits of what is technically possible in weaving, a multitude of patterns, colours and textures flow together on the surface of this super soft sofa experience.
Contrasting colours in the weft, seven structures, and a mix between thick woollen yarns and refined quilted textures form a unique pattern.
Vlinder is a master study in weaving. A dedicated team of textile engineers and hand weavers joined forces to make this unique design possible. It shows a new way of producing a tailored “one-off” pattern and creating an haute couture sofa that combines the human touch of crafts with the possibilities of digital technology.