Stir World and Goodesign share their perspective on the world of sofas, armchairs and all those pieces of upholstered furniture that make our lives magically comfortable, in the second appointment devoted to the discovery of design as seen by editorial offices all over the world.
The most varied daily actions revolve around sofas and living areas - from entertainment to relaxation, from welcoming friends to homeworking - making the living room the beating heart of the home. This is why it is precisely by starting with the objects that furnish these spaces that the multifaceted evolutions of contemporary living can be mapped and investigated, in a part of the house that first reflects the changes in the way we live, but also - and above all - in the way we design. Indeed, Amit Gupta, founder and editor in chief of the Indian magazine STIR, focuses on the layered complexity of upholstered furniture design: “There is something fundamentally interesting about the layered aspects of upholstered furniture. This particular aspect of product design involves design engagement on multiple levels. On the surface, there is the textile itself; its tactility, its patterns, and its durability. It would be easy to simply look at this outer shell just as a visual and aesthetic detail. From graphic design to textile design, upholstery can tell a story beyond its functionality. Working in tandem with the upholstery is of course the framework that holds it together. While hidden, this framework guides the form and the functionality have any given product. Within a single object, it is possible to encapsulate and see the collaboration of numerous specializations, from graphic and textile design to material fabrication. A variety of these collaborations and conceptions are visible on our platform STIRpad.com which not only highlights the products of brands such as Armani Casa, Poltrona Frau, Turri, Laura Meroni, Visionnaire, etc. but also showcases objects from some of the most important design galleries in the world. It is not just about expressing a point of view but celebrating the point of new. While constantly chasing the new, STIR as an entity intends to take this a step further and think next.”