Called Kitchen Sofa, wooden slats forming the seats can be lifted to reveal storage underneath.
Newspapers and books can be stored behind the back-rest and a drawer at the bottom of the seat provides more space.
The bench is made of locally sourced Swedish pine and will be on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Februray 2011.
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
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.
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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