My father used to work as an industrial designer and although retired it seems he still has a strong urge to realize his design ideas. If the market can’t offer you the piece of furniture you have in mind, why not make it yourself. This time, a sofa.
While obviously having strong knowledge of concept, surfaces, colors and modelling he felt he needed a hand in order to make the concept come to life.
My role was to texture, light and render the concept.
The designer has the floor.
In the autumn of 2013 my wife and I bought a plot of land on the island of Gotland in the Baltic See. The place is called Siglajvs and is situated just about as close to the shoreline as one is allowed to to build a house. The view is fantastic, sky, sea, open area and some windswept pine trees We designed and built a summer house to fit the surroundings. Lots of glass area, the ceiling is high and the façade is in white plaster and grey wooden panelling. The design is straight lines and squarish boxes with slanting roofs put together. Modern and somewhat strict. Our design philosophy was to create a house interesting to the eye both from the inside as well as from the outside, yet not too overdone to have you grow tired of it. Something that blended in with the existing nearby buildings and surrounding nature - harmonious and peace of mind From a functional point it needed be flexible, practical and require as little maintenance as possible.
Having created the house we had to fill it with contents. This is how the Modular Couch project stared. We needed an item that would fit our new summer house and we couldn’t find anything on the market that met our specifications, so I had to design a piece furniture of my own. A soffa, a chair, a daybed a table or a stool. A versatile, flexible piece of furniture that could mould into all these things. The result was a Meccano of a few parts that could be put together to a vast variety of furnitures. The design is built on solid materials, Stainless steel, leather and wood. I call the result “Siglajvs”
Björn Thor, Industrial Designer
Texturing, Lighting, Rendering