Do you find regular cushions too staid? Are you bored by furniture with only one purpose? Meet Zieharsofika, the upholstery prototype by German designer Meike Harde. She’s manipulated flat foam mats into playful volumes by securing them with contrasting rubber bands, all propped on a basic wooden stool. With only three materials, construction of the pieces is relatively simple, yet the end result is complex: Use each one as a bench, an ottoman, and a magazine rack.
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.