COSTUME – a sustainable and flexible sofa system with a focus on longevity.
In collaboration with designer Stefan Diez we have developed a completely new construction method for the Costume sofa. Its individual components are not permanently attached to each other and can easily be dismantled, for example for cleaning or if new upholstery needs to be purchased.
At the heart of Costume is a body made from recycled and recyclable polyethylene produced using rotational-moulding technology from furniture and car industry waste. An insert made of pocket spring cores psararovides the cushioning for the seat and backrest. On top of this is a thin layer of polyurethane foam.
The whole is held together by a cover made of fabric that can be fastened on using tension belts and easily removed at any time. Not only does this system use much less foam in manufacturing than conventional sofas – most of the materials used can also easily be recycled. If the upholstery wears out one day, it can easily be replaced. This concept allows Costume to live up our claim to develop products that use materials in a responsible way. Costume comes with a total of just four different elements: the actual seating module, which can be completed with a left or right armrest and an ottoman.
A connector of plastic, which is pushed into the slots on all four corners of the seat, serves to link the pieces. Available in matching as well as in contrasting colours, it creates an aesthetic feature. The four elements seat, armrests and pouf can be assembled to form numerous combinations depending on requirements and space.