Cologne 2014: this day bed by young designer Stefanie Schissler is intentionally lumpy to encourage users to snuggle into it.
The Kulle day bed by Stefanie Schissler has an undulating surface caused by the different sized pieces of upholstery foam concealed beneath its stretchy boiled-wool surface.
The German designer wanted to create a piece of furniture for relaxation that invites the user to lay down through its appearance.
"The look is something new, which is arising curiosity in people," Schissler told Dezeen. "It is designed to arise the urge to touch and feel it."
The small cubes of leftover foam used have different densities and heights so the squashiness varies across the surface. "Every bobble feels different," Schissler explained. "You can feel them but in a very gentle and pleasant way. A lot of people describe it as a massage for the body."
She added that the piece is not really meant for sitting on but as a landscape for relaxation. "The bobbles at the back are slightly higher so that you can lean your head on them to read a book, but in general the daybed is a piece that is not made to sit on, but to really lie in it, feel it and simply relax."
She presented the day bed as part of as part of the [D3] Design Talents exhibition at imm cologne earlier this month.