Inspired by the dynamic beauty of the winged Greek sculpture Nike of Samothrace (also known as the the Winged Victory of Samothrace) on display in the Louvre in Paris, this minimalist sofa incorporates movement through streamlined curves and sparing cutouts. Created by London-based Hungarian architect and designer Ákos Huber, the Wing Sofa embodies the marble sculpture's sense of lightness.
Made from a single sheet of bent beech plywood, the sofa is braced by climbing rope that is 6 millimeters (about 0.23 inches) in diameter. The meticulously aligned rope holds up the backrest and front part of the sofa through tension, and is tied in a marine knot on the other side, to allow flexibility.
The Wing Sofa can accommodate two people and is stack-able for easy storage and transportation.
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