Kitchen Sofa by Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin
and Lisa Frode

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Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

Industrial design students Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode of Lund University, Sweden, have created a wooden bench with storage units as part of their Masters project.

Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

Called Kitchen Sofa, wooden slats forming the seats can be lifted to reveal storage underneath.

Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

Newspapers and books can be stored behind the back-rest and a drawer at the bottom of the seat provides more space.

Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

The bench is made of locally sourced Swedish pine and will be on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Februray 2011.

Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

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Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

The following information is from the designers:


På sofflocket - a modern take on the traditional kitchen sofa, A design project by Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode, Students at the Master Programme in Industrial Design, Lund University

Kitchen Sofa by  Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

The old and traditional kitchen sofa is usually the favourite place in the house. That’s where everything happens, from homework and naps to coffee and newspaper on a sunday morning.

This new edition offers the same functions as the traditional one but adapted to the modern way of living. The storage space is divided into two parts making it easy to reach and organize the content. With the open plan living area commonly occurring in today’s homes the back provides storage for books and/or newspapers.

Kitchen Sofa by Emma Nilsson, Johanna Westin and Lisa Frode

The material used is locally produced swedish pine with small elm details. Pine is frequently occurring in the woods in the nordic regions and by using swedish wood the Co2 emissions are lower than if using imported wood. By using both traditional and new techniques we have created our own modified version of the traditional kitchen sofa.

The sofa will be exhibited at the stockholm furniture fair in february.


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  • felix

    dull really. there's more interesting furniture in ikea.

    and how do you get the books out of the back if you're sitting down or the 'sofa' (bench) is against a wall?

  • gordo

    it's nice to see some just straight up quality useful practical work on this site

  • tom

    Seems very odd unless you have an enormous kitchen the magazine rack seems pointless?