As a child, I spent many hours playing with Lincoln Logs. I also enjoyed constructing monsters from TinkerToys and playing with Pick Up Stix. You can see that I was a great admirer of building toys (and perhaps then I was predestined to write about design). There is something immensely pleasurable in configuring and reconfiguring small parts. This type of fun is usually forbidden to adults--until now.
Punched Sofa. Designed by Danilo Cvjetkovic.
Configurable Sofa Encourages Adult Play
The Punched Sofa by Danilo Cvjetkovic welcomes "joyful play." The sofa body is punched with many preset holes. By using colorful, soft, bendable bars, users create different seating and lounging positions. The supports work as backrests, armrests, and footrests, supporting the body in just about any position. Punched Sofa works for slouchers, sleepers, and sitters. Its colorful parts make the piece feel like a toy; it has the same magnetism as a game of Twister.
Where to put Punched Sofa? Who would use it? Punched Sofa would be ideal in airport lounges and hotel lobbies, providing endless hours of fun for adults (and children too, though they have enough of their own toys)! I believe it would appeal to constructivists of all flavors, from the crossword puzzlers to the budding architects of the world.
About the Designer: Danilo Cvjetkovic is a Serbian-born architectural, interior, and furniture designer currently living and working in Toronto, Canada. Cvjetkovic, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade, has over 25 years experience. He is passionate about industrial design and prototyping and has won numerous awards, including "Design Quest" 2010 and 2011.