Our Little White Sofa by Christian Vivanco

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Young designer Christian Vivanco has designed a steel-framed sofa, which he calls Our Little White Sofa.

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The sofa is designed for both indoor and outdoor use.

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"The concept started with the search for an all-together furniture, but at the same time looking for a new expression for this kind of piece," says the Barcelona-based designer.

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The following info is from Christian Vivanco:

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Our little white sofa

Just one single outline to create a sofa that follows the idea of a mixture between outdoor and indoor furniture, between function and form.

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The concept started with the search for an all-together furniture, but at the same time looking for a new expression for this kind of piece. A steel wireframe structure that support a comfortable but slim couch.

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About the designer:

Christian Vivanco is a young industrial designer graduated in 2006. From his beginnings into design has focused to the constant search by reinterpretation of the function, the way of use of objects and its interaction with people. He’s achieved to capture customs, sensations and experiences giving as result pleasing and simple products.

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Simplicity is the key factor in all of Christian designs; always in search by the unification, not only of forms or surfaces, but of functions and uses, customs and necessities, always trying to create something simple, something beautiful.

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Posted on Sunday, September 14th, 2008 at 1:33 pm by Matylda Krzykowski. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • zuy

    nice + innovation

  • Alejandra Vivanco

    I love the design. It seems as though it is possible to sit in many positions on this sofa and still be comfortable. I also love the fact that this can be used outside as well. Great design by a great designer!

  • xtiaan

    I love the way the woman sitting on it is set at 40% opacity
    it visually implies the bland transparency and souless vapidity of the sort of person who clutters up their gaping apartment with this nouveau minimalst schtick that is as blank and characterless as they are themselves.
    Even the cushions seem thin to the point of anorexia, slumped there together, yet no way connected, overly bright colours like fixed rigid smiles, like two people having dinner and making the same conversation they do every night, over and over and over again.
    Sit on the little white sofa in your little black dress and think as little as possible about the big things.

    Im sure you dont get this off it seeing it in real life as opposed to a photo tho.
    Well done, a lovely design.

  • yung

    I guess the shadow casted by the upper part of this sofa is an obstacle for light source for reading. The form is plain….

  • zuy

    my fist impression i’ts a nice new form, catching eye then i think of function and use….
    yung , you are right : Is the idea of a mixture between outdoor and indoor furniture ok with function and form. I’m not sure .Inside the upper part of this sofa is an obstacle for light source for reading but ouside for sun not always at the sampe place.
    The form is also an obstacle to people in other part of the room if the sofa is in front TV as usual…

  • joanna

    i dont agree with the idea taht the upper part is an obstacle, i mean, how many times the sun or bulb dont let us use our laptops because the light?

    Also, i dont think that someone with a TV in his living room will get this kind of sofa…

    i dare to say that you can see different zones in the piece, on one side you have a shadow if you want to be more closed to yourself, and in the other part you are in a more open space, available.

    i think that the aproach for a multifunctional furniture in this case is positive, saving a couple (or even three) diferent pieces without leaving a simple and easygoing expression.

    i like it!!

  • http://racio desgn

    I would like to see your works….

  • http://www.yatzer.com ZUY

    I love the idea, the concept … but with some changes in feets, in steel frame, in cushions aso it could be a great design…