trifidae easy chair | design numen / for use
Trifidae is a family of seats comprising three different armchairs which derive from a single typological and formal origin. Small armchair, high backrest armchair, and the enclosing lounge chair share a specific tripartite structure share similar triangulated forms sprouting from a perceived center resulting in a characteristically floral in character. When chairs are in use, the tilting of their three main structural segments echoes the opening and closing of succulent flower petals. This feature, in combination with their explicit trichotomous nature and star-like shape in perspective view, inspired the botanical title of the series. Although the small armchair differs in size and form from the others, while the high and lounge chair shares the same base and armrest, all three are observed as neighboring species in geometric sequences. The backrest variations in two larger models result in their fundamentally different character. Enclosing backrest produces an introverted, exclusive, formally expressive armchair, shielding its user from the immediate context, while the slim, elevated backrest suggests a more sociable, less reserved quality and usage of the chair.
seat: moulded foam, metal frame
backrest: moulded foam, metal frame
base: metal / solid wood
upholstery: fabric, leather
finish: powder coated matt /high-quality oil
- dimensions: 27.5"w | 26.7" d | 30.7h" | 16.5" seat height
Numen / ForUse
Numen/For Use is an internationally acclaimed design collective led by product designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković. For the past 20 years the group has been active globally in the fields of industrial and spatial design, iconography, and conceptual art. Numen’s distinctive experimental vigor and an interdisciplinary approach are reflected in the variety of objects and spaces they design for Prostoria. Their visual language is consciously reduced and implicit, and their concepts are strongly based in form and formal expression, while grounded in respect for local modernist heritage and its wide societal impact. Their designs for Prostoria include Polygon, Oblique and Trifidae easy chairs, Oblikant, Bik, Dobra, and Osmo chairs, and Revolve, Layout, Absent, Segment, Combine and Fade sofas.
Founded in 2010 in Croatia, Prostoria delivers functional furniture with beautiful aesthetics.
Prostoria's vision is to create upholstered furniture that will enrich your everyday home and work interactions. The form of Prostoria products thus follows its function, while they treat aesthetics as an essential human need.
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