Eugeni Quitllet unveils biomorphic furniture for Roche Bobois
Avoiding straight lines as much as possible, the Pulp collection by Eugeni Quitllet looks draws from the sinuous and segmented shapes of nature.
Under the umbrella of biophilia, biomorphic designs are defined as designs that imitate natural or biological forms and shapes and patterns and textures that connect human beings to nature. Here, Spanish designer Eugeni Quitllet transfers these principles to a collection for French furniture brand Roche Bobois.
Inspired by natural forms, the Pulp collection features eight shapely furniture pieces, including rounded consoles, a pair of curvy dining tables, fluffy armchairs and sleek dining chairs.
This is Quitllet and Roche Bobois’ first collaboration. Drawing from the living world, the collection draws on the dissociation of elements or, as Quitllet puts it, molecules, to showcase them in the style of various organs making up a body.
As such, sections of the Pulp chair including the seat and the backrest are separated into different segments. In terms of materials, Eugeni wanted to tell two versions of the same story: the chair is available in either a glossy lacquered beech or ash wood. Meanwhile, a double seat shell is made from birch plywood, padded and upholstered in a choice of leather, fabric or leather-effect fabric.
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Quitllet follows in the timeless footsteps of Gaudi
One of Quitllet’s highlight inspirations is Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and it shows. Famed for his biomorphic designs, Quitllet has taken a similar approach. The Pulp chair is a nod to this idea of cellular division, with a seat and back that seem to split and separate.
The sleek, Scandinavian-style leg is detached from the seat echoing the rest of the collection. The result is a timeless series with a universal style that adapts to any type of space and finish.