Sou sofa by Teruhiro Yanagihara for Offecct

Sou sofa by Teruhiro Yanagihara for Offecct

Dezeen Showroom: Japanese designer Teruhiro Yanagihara has created Sou, a layered sofa for Flokk-owned brand Offecct, which is informed by a jigsaw puzzle.

According to Offecct, Yanagihara also had the French mille-feuille pastry in mind when he designed Sou, which is shown in its layered fabric.

Sou sofa by Teruhiro Yanagihara for Offecct
The Sou sofa is designed in layers so it can take on different shapes

"My idea was to start with the sofa's most basic parts and let the different shapes and functions overlap in layers," said Yanagihara.

"For me, it's about how the sofa is designed but also the fact that it can have different uses and expressions – depending on how you choose to combine the different layers."

Sou sofa by Teruhiro Yanagihara for Offecct
It has an ash wood frame

Following both the Japanese and Scandinavian design traditions, Yanagihara strived to reduce rather than add to the product to create a timeless and sustainable piece.

The Sou sofa is available with a solid ash wood frame in either white or black.

Product: Sou
Designer: Teruhiro Yanagihara
Brand: Offecct
Contact: [email protected]

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