Sosia by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

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Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

Milan 2011: Milan-based designer Emanuele Magini showed this sofa wrapped in a fabric wall for Italian brand Campeggi at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

The piece, called Sosia, comprises two seats that can be pushed together to form a day bed, separated into two arm chairs or wrapped in the extended cover to create a private space within a larger room.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

The wall can be folded down around the seat backs or zipped up completely.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

Photographs are by Ezio Prandini.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

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Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

The following is from Campeggi:


Sosia by Emanuele Magini.

Two armchairs, one sofa, a sheltered bed but also a proto-living room.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

Sosia is all those things and even more.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

A mutant object, dynamic and snug, ready to fit with different everyday life situations.

Sosia by by Emanuele Magini for Campeggi

  • Kirby

    I can't imagine how this is at all useful or what context the designer imagines this in ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-van-der-Veer/1815210240 Peter van der Veer

      This is what I've seen most children do with furniture.
      This design accommodates their impulses to be liberated while the adults' need to actually sit in their furniture is also accommodated instead of inconvenienced.

      It's almost the perfect politics: It virtually pleases all of the people all of the time. Many young parents defer buying their preferred furniture until their children finally grow out of their "cubby" phase.

      • Kirby

        I didn't notice 'kids' being mentioned in the text as the target so maybe this altered my perception.

        I still ask myself, Isn't this too prescriptive as to how kids should behave ?, surely kids can do this with two chairs and a sheet if needs be ? Their imagination is more powerful than this.

        Also what use is this sofa outside of the 'playtime' context if two people are unable to sit side by side ?

  • bill

    This is a nice development from earlier work.

  • herta

    when you go around with a CAmper, than you extend your caper with a tent and you have a place to sit repaired from the air and pretty compfortable… it looks nice to me

  • http://twitter.com/nofelix @nofelix

    yeah much better than earlier work, the ideas seem to have together to make something really effective.

    @kirby: did you never push sofas together as a kid to make a fort with blanket on top? it's about comfort, defensive space and playing

  • Dodo

    this sofa is marketed like a magical convertible miracle that can have nine different positions, where as in fact it has all the functions of two chairs, without the luxury of actually separating them when you need them in two places at once