Signe Øland Iversen

Furniture design: SUMO CHAIR - have a free hug 

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My design

Sumo Chair is designed to counteract anxiety and is inspired by Japanese sumo wrestlers and by the contrast of hardness and softness.A big lounge chair that everyone can have in their home. Anxiety or not - everybody needs a hug sometimes.


My inspiration

Over the last 4 years, I have been working at a home for mentally ill people. This gave me the inspiration to design a chair that counteracts anxiety. I have designed a new interpretation of an existing chair there are used to limit anxiety. I have been inspired by the contrast between softness and hardness and the interaction between functionality and aesthetics.

In the design I have incorporated tactility to give the chair a more exciting expression and to provide the consumer with a functional and aesthetic chair as well as to give a sensual experience.

Furniture design is one of the most exciting fields to work in because it allows me to be creative and use my hands. I believe that furniture and interior have a great aesthetic impact on us as individuals and that aesthetics has a big influence in how we thrive - both with ourselves and others - and I love to be a part of that process.

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