Living Landscape


Walter Knoll, 2007

Where are sofas usually placed in a room? What does a sofa have to look like to permit the complex use of space? To answer these questions, the EOOS team analyzed several hundreds of ground plans and found that sofas are typically positioned like walls – inflexibly, immovably dividing a room. While the architectural design of housing has evolved,

traditional lounge seating has remained unchanged. Living Landscape by EOOS detaches individual elements from the conventional “sofa wall”: all corner elements can be rotated through 90 degrees, allowing not only for entirely new perspectives, but also for the completely flexible use of space in response to the most varied situations.

photos: Walter Knoll

Walter Knoll