This four-seat settee is the outcome of research that resulted in the use of two materials used in combination. Using a stretchy fabric as the upholstery fabric for ultra-flexible foam, the seat encourages sitters to face one another.
With the picture of a ripe, voluptuous fruit in mind, the Bouroullec Brothers wanted the Ploum to be both comfortable and contemporary in a way that would allow the whole body to rest. The relative lowness of the chair gives it an organic feel while “the use of a stretchy fabric is like a symbolic parallel to a contemporary lifestyle, in which flexibility of use and comfort seems to us to be essential”, the Bouroullec Brothers explain.
A thick layer of polyester quilting snugly positioned between superimposed woven layers helps to create the warm, cozy and comfortable effects. This design allows the body occupying the seat to adapt in a variety of postures.
One single piece of fabric covers the continuous curve of the seat, made possible by the elasticity of the material while the rhythmic repetition in stitching points maintain the position. The flexible foam moulds the shape of the user perfectly.