At One by Charlotte Kingsnorth

New designers 09: graduate designer Charlotte Kingsnorth presented a sofa inspired by obesity at New Designers in London earlier this month.


The bulging, pink velvet upholstery engulfs its timber frame and is wrapped in latex sheeting.


"At One is a sofa which has been devoured by its obese occupier," says Kingsnorth. "It tells a story of a relationship between a person and their sofa and the evolution of their bond through time spent sitting together."


She designed the seat while studying at Bucks New University in the UK and was awarded a yellow pencil in the D&AD Student Awards 2008 for an early model, produced in response to the brief to design a sofa for the Vitra Editions range.

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