The design style of Rianne Koens can be described as friendly and clear, with round shapes and the use of soft, natural materials.
This is reflected in the way Dost is designed: a combination of clear lines with a soft coating. Rianne Koens was inspired by one of the most important needs of a human being: friendship. The word dost means friendship in Turkish. If you take a seat in this arm chair, it reminds you of a hug from an old friend, which is always nice to have around. The soft and warm materials ensure an interesting contrast with the fresh, steel legs. An outstanding detail of this design is the backrest of the chair.
Istanbul-based Dutch designer Rianne Koens has spent half her life in Turkey, a country and culture which deeply inspire her work. Her Dost collection for Puik is no exception. "I designed a collection that you can use in any situation in which space is limited, like the corner of your bedroom or living room. It’s compact, but it’s still very comfortable. That’s something I always care about. Dost is a collection in which you can be a little bit lazy, you can rest. Though it’s a kind of active comfort you’re getting. People say when they see my work they really want to touch it, and it’s the same with Dost. It's round edges are soft and friendly-looking, but it’s still a clean shape."