In the middle of 2008, I started working on the idea of parametric - organic sofa. What started only as speculative, experimental project, very quickly turned into complex geometrical challenge. Optimized in few different ways (dynamic relaxation for sub-structural members), sofa design is now being worked out in detail, and hopefull will be ready for 1:1 scale CNC fabrication pretty soon.
There are two versions being considered for manufacturing, one with soft cushions composed of flat, unfolded sheets of material (several pieces per cushion), second made with fibre reinforced plastic panels, casted in machine-milled moulds (technology being investigated).
It is very likely that design will change slightly, especially the endings, that I am planning to cap with tangential surface patches (also manufactured as casted plastic).
and some more lo-fi renderings....
work in progress...