segment armchair | design numen/foruse
Segment is a system which solves the hierarchical principles of assembling the components of modular upholstered furniture. Segment’s identity is determined by the form of its main component part, with its characteristic basic double-sided ends sloping at a 45° angle, thereby enabling the assembling of the parts in all three axes. Segment plays homage to the digits of early 7-segment digital watches, a concept that yields the possibility of putting together a variety of functional and even unconventional compositions in a space. The countless combinations for, and permutations of the base owe to the open system that is the designing of various functional situations in the interior. Segment is available as a one-seater, two-seater, 3-seater, 4-seater, 5-seater – in short, a ‘multi-base’ series of segments. The combinations in a series of multiple bases will on one side be supported by metal feet, while a supporting wooden component with a high lustre finish will extend from beneath the base on the other side of the system. Its form’s geometric motif is as equally compatible with a leather cover, as with richly textured fabrics, according to the dictates of the interior.
structure: solid wood, plywood
seat cushion: HR foam
support cushion: HR foam
legs: metal, wood
upholstery: fabric, leather
dimensions: 36w | 27h | 33d | 14 seat height | 23.5 seat depth
NUMEN/FORUSE IS A CROATIAN-AUSTRIAN DESIGN COLLECTIVE WORKING IN THE FIELDS OF SCENOGRAPHY, INDUSTRIAL AND SPATIAL DESIGN AND CONCEPTUAL ART. THE GROUP WAS FIRST FORMED IN 1998 AS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS.
Under the banner ForUse they designed for Cappellini, ClassiCon, Desalto, Interlubke, Magis, mdf Italia, Moroso and Zanotta. Numen/ForUse designs interiors and outdoor spaces in cooperation with architecture studios 3lhd (Croatia) and Imarea (Austria). In 2008 the collective turns its focus towards configuring objects and concepts, an activity resulting in more hybrid and experimental works such as the Numen-Light series, Tape Installation and Net. From 2004 onwards, they became intensely involved with scenography. Numen/ForUse are the only Croatian contemporary product designers whose works are regularly represented in global anthologies of contemporary design.
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