Develius is the epitome of lounging in luxury. Conceived by Dutch designer Edward van Vliet, the shape is actually a composition of three enormous cushions.
An ultra modern expression of a modular sofa, allowing you to arrange the various components to create a very personal sofa – and your own piece of paradise. Develius is comprised of 16 different modular sofa components varying in depth, width and shape from rectangular to square. Including versions with and without arms, as well as a variety of poufs and the option of lush, loose cushions. Create a cosy corner in a private space. Or a lavish lounge area in a more public arena. Assemble a love seat for two or an expanded version for four or more. You could even use the pouf as an informal side table. The possibilities are practically endless.
Edward van Vliet sees designing as traveling between dreams and reality. Before opening his own studio in 1990, Vliet studied Architecture Design, Interior and Industrial Design at Design Academy Eindhoven and HKU School of Arts. A key player on the vanguard of Dutch design, Vliet transcends aesthetic boundaries by drawing on a global blend of cultural influences. Seen is his array of work from architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, textiles and lifestyle to destination and experience design.
“My work is very much about creating a world within a world,” explains Vliet. “Elegance is all about ambience, setting the stage for people to feel immersed in an atmosphere made even personal by being surrounded by distinctive pieces that merge colours, patterns, shapes, materials, moods, emotions, origins and more.”
Develius is Vliet’s idea of the archetypal modular sofa. With its elongated seat, it’s reminiscent of a chaise longue, inviting you to luxuriate at length for hours on end. The individual sofa components, pouf and lush, loose pillows invite you to compose your own piece of paradise. For &tradition CEO / Founder Martin Kornbek Hansen, “Vliet’s focus beyond designing pieces to creating an entire universe of experiences is easily evident in Develius. It’s the epitome of luxury. Whether you choose one fabric or a mix of textures and tones, the shape alone exudes comfort.”