Klaster Modular Sofa by Numen / For Use
Klaster is a flexible modular system made up of minimalist cubes. It consists of 14 modules: 6 seats, 4 low and 4 high backrests and 3 sofa bed modules which can be freely combined into any number of exciting configurations. The visual identity of the modules aims for a certain degree of neutrality, thereby enabling maximum creativity when it comes to their arrangement and use. The sofa bed modules can be combined with other modules to build bigger compositions (please take care of exceptions). Thanks to the variety of the modules and their multifunctionality, Klaster is equally suitable for both domestic interior and public space.
|Structure||plywood, metal, solid wood|
|Suspension||GOODSIDE® slats, elastic webbing|
|Seat & backrest||HR foam, polyester wadding|
|Base||metal + powder coating TREND 9|
Klaster Sofa Collection is made to order. Lead time would be 9-10 weeks.
Members of Grupa are designers Filip Despot, Ivana Pavić and Tihana Taraba. For a number of years, they have been collaborating with Croatian and foreign furniture producers and since 2010 they have started developing their own brand named the Grupa products, which are distributed on the international and European markets. They have been exhibiting on domestic and international juried exhibits and their works were published in important international and Croatian publications. They have also been awarded many prizes.
We tend to perceive furniture as something abstract, created on designers’ desks, and then produced, branded, and placed on the market by companies with different statuses and reputations. In fact, relations inside the contemporary globalized furniture industry are becoming more and more fragmented with less and less opportunity for complete dedication to synergies and collaborations… Prostoria, as a young company whose catalog already comprises some new icons such as the Polygon armchair and the Revolve transformable sofa, stands as an example of a different and more traditional approach based on the evolution from the local factuality and logical clustering of all actors involved in the production process.
The rapid development of Prostoria, formerly known as Kvadra, a company which has come a long way, from “starting from zero” to positioning itself as the leader and promoter of new ideas in only a few years time, is a story about the reintroduction of continuity both in Croatia and Central Europe, a region with vital but insufficiently recognized design scene and remarkable tradition and knowledge of the furniture industry. Those elements served as latent potentials that provided grounds for a continuation and had to be activated.
Since the beginning, Prostoria has been developing an integrative approach, functioning as a collaboration platform that nourishes and stimulates the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience between all the actors participating in the production of furniture. A dynamic workshop ambiance has been created offering opportunities mainly to young designers to explore their ideas in excellent conditions and bring them to the highest level of design, functionality, and technological artisanship. Many products have been developed over long periods of time surpassing a number of iterations until reaching their final form, which would be impossible without adequate support combining the contemporary technology and meticulous craftsmanship and handwork of the highest quality. Predominantly local materials are used, especially solid wood, and most of the production takes place within the company itself or in collaboration with local cooperatives.
While the company’s catalog also offers furniture based on tested models, Prostoria shows strategic and even passionate dedication to research-based design, convinced that authenticity has its place on the market but presents a special challenge in the times when it seems almost impossible to create truly innovative and fresh concepts. For that reason, Prostoria’s social responsibility and specific position have to be observed as a contribution to the evolution of design and readiness to take the risk in order to reach new values for the benefit of users and the culture. Thus, Prostoria stands as a project inside of which designers grow together with the company on the grounds of mutual trust and shared goals.