Roulade Sofa
by KiBiSi for Versus

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Danish design studio KiBiSi have created a sofa that looks like a rolled-up mattress for furniture company Versus.

Roulade Sofa by KiBiSi

Roulade appears to be curled up but is actually made from a fixed piece of high-density foam with oversized buttons referencing classic Chesterfield leather sofas.

Roulade Sofa by KiBiSi

"The idea was to make a roll-up and unfoldable bed," designer Lars Larsen told Dezeen, but when that proved impossible due to cost constraints they still chose to keep the "jelly roll" shape, as it "gave us a great expression."

Roulade Sofa by KiBiSi

Roulade is designed to complement KiBiSi's Brick sofa of stacked cushions, also for Versus. Other projects by KiBiSi we've featured on Dezeen include a pair of snow-proof headphones and a colourful bicycle with a baggage rack.

Roulade Sofa by KiBiSi

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Here's some more information from the designers:


In collaboration with Versus, KiBiSi launches the Roulade as friend and family to the Iconic Brick Sofa.
Roulade is a meeting between generations and genres, a meeting between mattress and Chesterfield, chair and couch. Roulade is a Swiss Roll turned sofa – a contemporary, iconic and humorous character with a cosy and comfortable expression.

Roulade is made from High Density foam cut into a fixed shape reminiscent of a rolled up mattress. It is upholstered with top class materials such as Kvadrat fabrics, and the comfort and durability is outstanding. It is a sort of newcomer – a plump 1,5 pax sofa designed for laid back hanging out. Bespoke, oversized buttons modernise the old school Chesterfield expression.

  • Honza

    So, form based entirely on function, which has then been removed? The fact you can't make a bed or something else out of it even though such functionality is exactly what it says by it's form is completelly killing the thing for me. "It didn't work, but we liked how it looks like, so we made it anyway" – seriously?

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

      I partly agree with you, Honza, and was about to make a similar comment but now that I have the benefit of your response I ultimately think if they acknowledge that they like the form purely for aesthetics, a function is still being satisfied.