As we all know many of our successful Australian designers venture overseas to make their name. These include Brodie Neill, Jarrod Lim, Hallgeir Homstvedt, Alex Gilmour, and David Caon to name a few. And for the first time ever, two Australian designers Joel and Kate Booy of Studio Truly Truly – currently based out of the Netherlands – have now contributed to the IKEA PS 2017 collection revealed in February earlier this year.
The team were only two of the 17 designers, hand-picked by IKEA, from around the world. Through the PS 2017 collection, IKEA aims to change the concept of metropolitan living to harness new and unconventional innovation in furniture, lighting and textile design.
Key to the collection is the playful nature of the designs offering modular, new materials and production techniques that redefine the way we live and that are suited to the lifestyles of young urban dwellers.
As part of their design process design studio Truly Truly asked themselves: “What could a sofa be? What are the structural elements you can’t do without? What is it that can bring comfort to the object?” This led to exploring an idea of creating volume out of cushions.
Here is one of the working prototypes for the sofa they are developing for the new IKEA PS collection.
And the end result.
And a few words from the designers on style;