Foxhole is – quite literally – a sofa (and armchair) made with cushions. It is a counter response to people’s tendency to fill up even the most minimal of sofas with a collage of cushions collected through the years. An exposed geometric steel rod structure supports the cushions and establishes the bones of this family of seats. The removable cushions are connected to the frame with simple straps. The high back surrounds the occupant in a protective manner; indeed the name of the sofa is a reference to the army serviceman’s experience of hiding below ground behind piles of sandbags. The main challenges of the design process involved the achievement of a high back sofa that is comfortable, does not look bulky or blocky, and is stylistically in tune with the times. The exposed lightweight structure resolved all three matters.
Client: SpHaus (Italy)