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The Hobo Sofa is the result of the combined effort and inspiration of the duo of designers Werner Aisslinger & Tina Bunyaprasit. The pair works at their own company, Studio Aisslinger, and this particular piece pushed them to notoriety. Today Milan Design Agenda will be looking a little deeper into this particular furniture piece as well as to the career of this pair of amazing designers.
Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit are two German designers who work in Studio Aisslinger, an industrial design company made in Berlin. Through this company, the pair has been known for running the company since 2007, while adopting an experimental artistic approach that they are known for applying to all of their architectural and industrial design projects.
The works of Studio Aisslinger as a whole are exhibited in more than one spot worldwide, mainly in many permanent collections of numerous museums. However, the project that became the most well-known for them has definitely got to be their signature Hobo sofa and armchair collections (available in both Home and Contract versions).
The Hobo sofa is definitely the piece in this collection that stands out the most. It consists of a sofa with simple shapes, easily adaptable into any setting. There’s a certain geometry to this product seen as there are rounded rectangles forming the seats, armrests, and backrests. The product also has the advantage of being easily customizable and also very modular.
Throughout all of their work, it’s very evident that Werner Aisslinger and Tina Bunyaprasit have managed to develop a new approach to many types of interiors, spaces and architectures, a concept which mainly consists of principles of non-permanent installations and pop-up spaces. This is definitely a factor that immediately makes their design work unique in relation to other designers who work in the same area. It’s no wonder they were recently placed among the Top AD 200 Influencers.