Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset
for Campeggi

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Milan 2013: French designer Matali Crasset has designed a sofa that breaks down into a bed, two armchairs and two footstools.

Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

Called Concentré de Vie, the system by Matali Crasset comprises two upholstered chairs and two pebble-like cushions, housed in a triangular base that doubles as a single bed.

Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

The elements are upholstered in neutral fabric with orange highlights and can be rearranged to accommodate different numbers of guests or activities as required.

Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

Italian brand Campeggi showed the design at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The brand has produced a few interesting pieces of furniture for house guests, with past products we've covered including a sofa wrapped in a fabric wall, a chair that transforms into a single bed and a coat stand that conceals a spare bed by Crasset.

Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

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Concentré de Vie is a project allowing diversity to express itself thanks to a set of elements that can be moved everywhere within the domestic landscape. It’s a mutant structure able to welcome from two to seven people turning from sofa to living room and proposing, at the same time, a different kind of comfort.

Concentré de Vie by Matali Crasset for Campeggi

A team among which each member plays a main role: two square elements that become, one after the other, armrest, footstool or pouf; a box element acting as a binding agent that can be used as a single bed and finally two relaxing elements, real core of the whole system, which can be used together or separately.

  • Ishmael Mokgadi

    I like the simplicity and colour scheme. This project reminds me of a certain Moroccan hotel that she designed.

  • http://www.zazous.co.uk Kate Austin

    Is it better to do one thing really well or several things badly?!

    • Paolo Cancellato

      Have you ever tried a Campeggi product? I have, and I can say that they are able to do several things very well.

  • please

    Love the look, but those are hardly two “armchairs”, where are the armrests?

  • dromberg

    The classic case of solving problems that don’t exist.

    • shirakawa

      Disagree. I see this as an interesting solution to furnishing a small space. Also, solving problems that don’t exist is how we improve our lives.