trifidae chair | design numen/foruse
Trifidæ is a family of seats consisting of three different armchairs, deriving from a single typological and formal origin. Consisting of three separate parts, the small armchair, high backrest armchair, and the enclosing lounge chair share the same triangulated form with the focal point in the central part, embracing the user’s lumbar area and functioning as an armrest. The tilting of the three parts of the armchairs resembles closing and openings of the petals of flower buds. Regardless of the fact that the small armchair differs in size and form from the others, while the high and the big chair share the same base and the armrest, all three are perceived as neighboring elements in progressive series. The alternation of the backrest of two bigger chairs results in different characters of the objects. Application of the enclosing backrest provides an introverted, expressive chair, protecting it’s user from his/her surrounding, while the use of the slim, high backrest ends up in an open, extrovert personality and usage of the chair.
- structure: polyurethane injection foam with steel structure
- armrest: polyurethane injection foam
- padding: HR foam, wadding
- legs: steel – oak
- upholstery: fabric, leather
- dimensions: 31″w | 31″h | 29″ d | 16″ seat height
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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