Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Alcove Sofa was inspired by the idea of creating a sheltered niche of privacy.
Depending on the size of the model, two or three people can enjoy the comfort of its soft side and back panels. The Alcove Sofa has all the qualities of a quiet and comfortable haven, but with an open, inviting appeal.
Back cushions and cushion set
Polyurethane chips and microfibre filling. The cushion set is sold separately.
Tubular steel, chrome-plated or powder-coated (smooth); metal frame with upholstery webbing (lounge upholstery) or MDF base board (work upholstery).
Back and side panels with integrated MDF boards for structural support; panel sections connected with zip fasteners.
Polyurethane foam and polyester fibre. Alcove sofas come in two different upholstery versions: soft ‚lounge upholstery‘ for relaxed sitting and firmer ‚work upholstery‘ for work-oriented sitting with various seat heights. Lounge upholstery = 485 mm (measured according to EN 1335-1 = 325 mm), work upholstery = 480 mm (measured according to EN 1335-1 = 385 mm).
Incl. 2 back cushions.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.
One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.