NOMAD London is the new furniture collection by Henning Stummel Architects.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Designing furniture – THE UPHOLSTERY
Initially we experimented in our studio. We wanted a squidgy look. I bought colourful fabrics and Styrofoam pellets on Shepherds Bush market and had the cushions sown up. Let’s just say, the result prompted me to seek professional advice. We had worked with Phil and Sam Timings from Uptec on the upholstery for an inbuilt couch in the Tin House. The seat was to be one thick and wide cushion, rather than two separate seat cushions (we want to minimise the number of parts that make up a sofa), the armrests were to be equally substantial, (so you can lie down comfortably and use the armrest as a headrest), the back was to be just proud of the armrests (emphasising the box like appearance).
HOW DOES THE DESIGN OF THE NOMAD SOFA MEASURE UP?
In the late 1970s, Dieter Rams, designer for German consumer-goods manufacturer Braun, was becoming increasingly interested in the world of things that surrounded him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” As a designer, Rams was aware that he played an important role in the world he was helping create, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? Good design is subjective and can’t necessarily be measured. However, Rams attempted to express what he believed to be the most important principles for design.