Let's imagine we find ourselves in front of a mighty and mysterious work, made up of huge, heavy blocks of stone that - in a time that is not ours - "someone" endowed with superhuman strength lifted and positioned creating seats with a megalithic appearance ; let's imagine that all this happens in an unexpected place – at the entrance of a bank, in a hotel lounge or in a library room – in any case, in a different and distant context in terms of urban density and formal language; finally, we imagine getting close, touching the surfaces and, only then, being amazed by their softness.
The Pebble Rubble poufs , designed by Swedish designers Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front Design for Moroso , express above all a sensory experience. A pleasant illusion that attracts and intrigues us, altering, in addition to the senses, our perception of time: fast and frenetic that of everyday life, slow and inscrutable that of nature.
“Pebble Rubble is inspired by shapes found in nature. As children in our native Sweden, our playground was the forest and we imagined rocks, moss and fallen trees as furniture and places for the body to rest. For this seating collection, we 3D scanned the rocks we saw on our many forest walks and composed these organic shapes into furniture,” the designers share.
In Pebble Rubble, design is manifestly a means of expressing a message that transcends the formal and functional qualities of an ordinary seat. The most evident and immediate aspect plays on the similarity between the padded volumes and those of huge stones , smoothed by the incessant work of the wind and rain and cloaked in an organic or vegetable layer capable of softening the roughness and making the surfaces welcoming and comfortable.
Although mainly designed for use in public spaces in the Corporate and Hospitality sectors , the 3 Pebble Rubble poufs allow – for both the architect and the enthusiast – extremely free, flexible and creative management of combinations with other furnishing elements. Infinite compositional possibilities contribute to making any interior project “magical” and distinctive.