Austrian-born but Paris-based designer Robert Stadler is at it again. Last year I wrote about his beautiful exercise stool and today, I’m going back to him for a look at his humorous and ergonomically designed bomb furniture.
When it comes to design, I like it to be both beautiful and functional. One without the other makes it unsuccessful in my book. Take the irregular bomb sofa. I get it may not be for everybody, but it is beautiful, sexy and very versatile. You can use it as a traditional sofa, a day bed and in more creative positions that help you relax. In a room that perhaps is more informal, like a TV or family room, this sofa is great.
The spherical bomb armchair is a piece that works well in an informal or formal space, such as a library, home office, bedroom, living room, foyer, etc. The leather quilting effect is English Chesterfield catapulted into the 21st century and is awfully comfortable.
The gift of a true designer is the ability to re-imagine the familiar, and Stadler does this magnificently. Who knows, it may be that in 100 years, the irregular bomb sofa is the standard in every home!
image credits: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London and Paris, whom represent the designer.