Barnaby designed by Perrine Vigneron and Gilles Belley for Sancal.
Perrine & Gilles 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, KE-ZU supplier Sancal 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 can be considered a “neo-transitional object”, using a term coined by Stefano Caggiano . In its rounded corners one can imagine cat-like ears, giving the design a lovable, almost animated feel, hence the pet name.
Barnaby is now available from KE-ZU and will be on display in our Sydney showroom in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details!