Perrine Vigneron and Gilles Belley have transformed the anti-aesthetic practice of covering a sofa with a cover into a work of art.
This tradition was particularly prevalent on Spain’s Mediterranean coast and was crying out to be updated. From this experiment, a duo of sofas and chairs were born.
After a seemingly infinite amount of prototypes, we managed to cover the structure whilst respecting the volumes. As the cover is loose, it can be easily changed to create a new look. The coloured taping adds a touch of colour and marks the lines of the piece.
Barnaby for Sancal can be considered a “neo-transitional object”, using a term coined by Stefano Caggiano1. In its rounded corners one can imagine cat-like ears, giving the design a lovable, almost animated feel, hence the pet name.