segment ottoman | 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.
structure: solid wood, plywood
seat cushion: HR foam
legs: metal, wood
upholstery: fabric, leather
dimensions: 30″w | 14″h | 30″ d
Numen/For Use is a collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design.
The group first formed in 1998. as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.
In 1999. they establish Numen as a collective identity covering all projects actualised outside the sphere of industrial design.
The group’s early enterprises are characterized by experiments with impersonal design and radical formal reduction, deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism and mainly applied to various synergetic total-design projects in Croatia.
From 2004. onwards, after setting up a large scale site-specific project for the production of “Inferno” in the National Centre for Drama in Madrid, Numen/ For Use become intensely involved with scenography. Further realisations in theatres across Europe ensue.
Since 2008. the collective turns its focus towards configuring objects and concepts without a predefined function, an activity resulting in the more hybrid and experimental works such as the N-Light series and Tape Installation.
Parallel to these publicly exposed ventures, the group wins several international awards for their accomplishments in the field of industrial and set design.
Prostoria Founded in 2010 in Croatia, Prostoria delivers functional furniture with beautiful aesthetics.
Prostoria’s vision is to create upholstered furniture that will enrich your everyday home and work interactions. The form of Prostoria products thus follows its function, while they treat aesthetics as an essential human need.
At Prostoria, people are creating for people, researching, exchanging ideas and knowledge of craft, employing technology and materials – all this to express the passion and the heritage of each of us.