Oct 29th, 2021
Walter Knoll’s ISHINO Collection – When feeling is poured into form
Post by Bellavita Luxury

Ishino Sofa & Armchair: the response to our search for immersive comfort

We take a generous seat on the armchairs and sofas and are hugged by their pleasantly rounded backs. Their soulful softness and exceptionally comfortable upholstery draw us in. Soft curves stimulate our senses.

A clear, balanced silhouette is calming to the eyes. The material attracts us almost magically, and surrounds us like a shell. The shape that makes us feel protected has its origins in nature. Firm on the outside, soft on the inside, a bowl-like nest has always provided living beings with protection and comfort.

Ishino side tables: nature as a model 

The Ishino side tables also originate from a template found in nature: smooth, rounded pebbles formed by water. The designer of the Ishino family, Daï Sugasawa, is fascinated by the way that finely polished pebbles come into being. Water and wind shape the stones over years, their beauty emerging through time. 

Daï Sugasawa depicts this natural evolution in the side tables. With floating lightness, they symbolize the power of water, offering a play of soft curves and hard material. They allow us to invite nature into a living space through gentle, organic forms.