Barber Osgerby Sofa
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Knoll - 2014
Inspired by Florence Knoll’s iconic sofa-which, in turn, borrowed the aesthetic vocabulary of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s oeuvre-Barber and Osgerby began the design process by considering the chair as an architectural object. “Architecturally, we wanted to refer to the famous Florence Knoll Sofa. So we created this architectural, delineated envelope which is also supremely comfortable.” The chairs’ t-shaped legs are both a source of structure and support, fitting between the joints of the cushions to serve the dual purpose of foot and connector. Several configurations and fabric options available.
Hardwood and plywood construction with elastomeric suspension sheet webbing and foam supported sit-through feature at the cushion breaks. High density foam construction throughout with gel infused high density memory foam on top seating surface. Pinched topstitched seaming. Legs are die-cast aluminum with polished chrome or powder coat paint finish.