PK1 and PK2 sofa by Paulo Kobylka

The PK1 and PK2 sofas were designed by Brazilian architect Paulo Kobylka. The inspiration comes from structural elements in concrete, found in architecture of buildings. The sofas are designed with simple lines, purely structural: the structure is exactly what shapes it.

As well as a suspended slab of a building, the PK1 sofa has part of its seat cantilevered. The sofas are basically assembled by three main volumes: base, seat and back. The “mismatches” between the pieces generate small spaces to house furnishings.

The two parts can be used together when jointed at their ends, coming up with an “L” shaped single unit. The sofas received a grey canvas finishing that refers to structural parts of exposed concrete of buildings.

 

 

 

 

Info and images © Paulo Kobylka

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