Sou, Sofa system by Teruhiro Yanagihara
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Sou, Sofa system

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Offecct AB

Tibro Sweden

+46 504 41500

Sou, Sofa system

Take a piece of furniture apart down to its most basic components, and put it back together step by step. Teruhiro Yanagihara’s sofa Sou, designed for Offecct, is constructed in different layers to make it possible to freely create different shapes and functions for public environments.

Teruhiro Yanagihara has a background in spatial design and architecture and always thinks about rooms and surfaces, rather than individual

objects. As in his previous collection for Offecct, Osaka, the new Sou sofa is based on a spatial perspective where the furniture works as a flexible jigsaw puzzle.

“Since the seat and backrest are separated, you can choose different colours of fabric or different finishes on the table part, for instance” Teruhiro Yanagihara explains.

He also emphasizes the similarity between Japanese and Scandinavian design tradition when it comes to reducing rather than adding to the product. Sou, with its simple shape, is given a timeless and easy-to-place expression, while also being a sustainable design choice with lower consumption of

resources and materials.

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Technical information

Frame in solid wood, white or black pigmented ash, with cold foam. Upholstery in fabric. Table top in MDF veneer. Size: width 160 cm, depth 70cm, height 80cm


Explanation of Dimensions

Height (H), Seat (S), Width, (W), Arm rest (A), Depth (D)

Teruhiro Yanagihara
Teruhiro Yanagihara

Teruhiro Yanagihara

Teruhiro Yanagihara, founder, Designer, Creative director of Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio. He was born in 1976, in Japan, and established his own company in 2002 to develop his own. He established 2nd studio in Arles, France in 2021. His projects cross boundaries and cultures to form encounters between contemporary design, industries and Japanese crafts. He launched…

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