A new fabric for a new way of sitting. The new philosophy of sitting will probably come closest to the concept of lying down. The seat height is lower than normal, and the open design of the piece of furniture allows greater freedom of movement. Spatial dimensions, overlapping patterns and the use of color are central considerations in fabric design. The first sketches and scale models by Scholten & Baijings consist of soft daybeds with a rectangular shape that lend themselves to various uses: sitting, leaning, lounging or relaxing, alone or in company. The use of foutons typical of Japanese homes served as an important source of inspiration.
In the second phase of the project, the idea arose of using the old Ottoman Empire as an imaginary starting point. The footstool is also called an ottoman. Ottoman history provides beautiful examples of interior decorative fabrics paired with low seating, meant to encourage social interaction between people. The images evoked are those of drinking tea, smoking a water pipe or the joy of a shared meal. Additionally, there are many examples of fabric designs in bright colors with clear graphic patterns used in open, spacious interiors.
Furnishing design is different from that of fabrics. Ottoman design is characterized by rounder, softer and more organic shapes. This contrasts with the angular color compositions of the fabrics, creating a magnificent symbiosis. However, both work effectively on their own as well.
Shell in injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam on an internal steel structure. Cushions with insert in fire retardant polyurethane foam, polyester fiber and memory foam chips. Base in powder coated steel. The Ottoman collection is not removable.