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Vlinder Sofa

  • 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.

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