Key facts

Product:
Bonsai
Family:
Bonsai
Manufacturer:
ARFLEX >
Designer:
Claesson Koivisto Rune >, Eero Koivisto >, Mårten Claesson >, Ola Rune >
Architonic ID:
1429976
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2016
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Sofas >
Groups:
Seating-Sofas >

Product description

Small Sofa Structure : Metal.
Springing : Welded Steel Net.
Small Sofa Frame Upholstery : Moulded Polyurethane Foam / Polyester Slip Cover.
Pouf Structure : Poplar Multiply Wood.
Pouf Frame Upholstery : Shaped Polyurethane With Differentiated Density / Polyester Slip Cover.
Wooden Base : Painted, In The Colors Of Arflex Collection And Protective Black Nylon Glides.
Metal Base : Black Lacquered And Protective Black Nylon Glides.
Top For Wooden Base : Marble, White Carrara Or Emperador.
Cover : Fabric.

Sofa / Version with skirt
L 172 cm - 67 3/4 “
D 108 cm - 42 1/2 “
H.seat 40 cm - 15 3/4 “
H. 79 cm - 31”

Product family

Concept

The Bonsai seating collection is inspired by reflections upon Japanese aesthetics and culture. The seats are characterised by soft, curved forms. These inviting, friendly shapes are reminiscent of the bushes and shrubs, found in gardens all over Japan, that have been cultivated and trimmed in order to create beautiful soft, ‘organic’, cloud-like shapes. In stark contrast, rectilinear wooden platforms supported on low, wooden legs elevate these rounded, upholstered forms above the floor plane.

Almost like tokonoma, the practice of placing selected, cherished items such as a bonsai tree, upon a horizontal surface in order to create an interior feature, the platforms create a kind of smaller, more dedicated frame within a larger context. Within this ‘frame’ is the presence of other elements such as an optional integrated lamp with a flowing fabric shade and a recessed stone or mirror plate, for arranging potted plants on or simply a stack of books.

The upholstered seats in moulded polyurethane foam are also available with the platforms, realized in wood, painted wengé, oak or chocolate, or supported on simple legs, in black metal.