isola sofa

  • Prize
    Winner in couch & sofa
  • Company/Firm,ltd
  • Designer
    Shigeki Matsuoka
  • Photo Credit
    Franco Tadeo Inada
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If a chair is a minimal living space, a sofa is somewhere between a room and a chair.
I designed isola sofa because I wanted to spend all day on the sofa, sleeping, eating, drinking beer, and reading a book once in a while.
I drew sketches of the sofa so that it would be comfortable in any position, and the rounded design was born.
Large and small cushions can be used as pillows or placed under the elbows or feet. The armrests are spread asymmetrically with a large table for eating
and a smaller table for books and glasses.
The result is an island-like shape floating in the sea.

Shigeki Matsuoka is a furniture designer, craftsman, and the head of furniture studioKOMA. He is a furniture craftsman who knows how to create chairs that are not only beautiful to look at, but also strong, structurally sound, and durable. Every part of the chair has a meaning and is made up of the minimum number of parts necessary to create a beautiful chair that is comfortable to sit on and touch. He is also committed to the development of young people.

Other prizes
The 20th Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition(Japan) The 23rd Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition(Japan) Selected for the 45th Japan Craft Exhibition.(Japan) TAKUMI Award", WOOD FURNITURE JAPAN AWARD(Japan) The 1st Wood Design Award 2015 "Encouragement Prize(Japan) The 2nd Wood Design Award 2016 "Encouragement Prize(Japan) Wood Design Award 2015/2016/2017/2018 Heartfull Design Award(Japan) FX International Interior Design Awards FINALIST (UK)2020 Red Dot Award 2021 (Germany) A'Design Award&Competition2021 GOLD AWARD (Italy)