At One by Charlotte Kingsnorth

New designers 09: graduate designer Charlotte Kingsnorth presented a sofa inspired by obesity at New Designers in London earlier this month.

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The bulging, pink velvet upholstery engulfs its timber frame and is wrapped in latex sheeting.

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"At One is a sofa which has been devoured by its obese occupier," says Kingsnorth. "It tells a story of a relationship between a person and their sofa and the evolution of their bond through time spent sitting together."

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She designed the seat while studying at Bucks New University in the UK and was awarded a yellow pencil in the D&AD Student Awards 2008 for an early model, produced in response to the brief to design a sofa for the Vitra Editions range.

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