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The Panther by Volido

American design studio Volido have designed a sofa lined with pyramid-shaped sound-proofing foam.

Called The Panther, the seat is made of plywood panels and is joined to a metal base by nylon cable ties.

Here's some information and poetry from the designers:


The PANTHER

One 8’x4’plywood board cut in 2’by 2’ module, joined with finger joins and organized in 3 independent self-supporting wood elements. The elements work structurally when are compressed to each other with a nylon tighten cable. Pyramidal sound-proof foam as cushion. No nails no glue no screws.

“His gaze those bars keep passing is so misted with tiredness, it can take in nothing more. He feels as though a thousand bars existed, and no more world beyond them before.

Those supply-powerful paddings, turning there in the tiniest of circles, well might be the dance of forces round a center where some mighty will stands paralyticly.

Just now and then the pupil’s noiseless shutter is lifted.— Then an image will indart, down through the limbs’ intensive stillness flutter, and end its being in the heart.”

Rainer Maria Rilke


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