Cologne 2012: this range of seating by product designer Karoline Fesser can be extended by attaching extra components between the segments of the cushions.
The Woonling collection can be reconfigured by plugging in legs or strapping on more cushions and seat pads.
Fesser developed the design in cooperation with Dutch furniture company Leolux during her diploma in 2010.
This collection was presented together with the latest designs by Meike Langer and Thomas Schnur as part of an exhibition called "Frankfurt trifft Köln" (Frankfurt meets Cologne) at the Designers Fair 2012 in Cologne from 16 to 22 January.
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Here are some more details from Karoline Fesser:
The Woonling Collection is a furniture concept that explores changing living- and room situations. Just like living organisms the green algae inspired cushions can build various structures.
T-squares, flat connectors and furniture feet can be plugged in the ports between each of the radial facets.
First there is one cushion which can be used as an ottoman. By embedding feet it becomes a taboret. A set of two cushions results in an easy chair. This can be multiplied to a sofa which grows to a longer sofa, for a bigger family.
The Woonling Pillows are the offspring of the Woonling Collection. The bolster comes with a sutured ribbon which can be wound around back cushions or other objects. That ribbon is secured to the pillow button like a belt, this way the pillow stays anchored in its position. Not in use the ribbon can be kept in a sewed in tunnel.
Woonling Table's main mission is to store the system equipment of the Woonling Collection. However the Woonling Table carries much more. The removable tabletop provides access to a double-walled sac which offers space for all sorts of things without deforming or revealing the identity of its content.