A little bit hazy at Milan2011

A study of architectural invisibility, the Blur sofa questions the scale between volume and space.

Now you see it. Now you don’t. Marc Thorpe’s Blur sofa with its “deliberately indefinite disappearing shape” makes one question the conventional scale of a couch.

Designed for furniture manufacturer, Moroso, and presented at the Milan Furniture Fair recently, the Blur sofa questions the objectivity and relationship between figure and ground.

New techniques of fabric weaving work to achieve the tactic of invisibility. The upholstery fabric, printed with a special shaded effect going from fluorescent orange to white, further highlighting the indeterminate shape.

The Blur sofa has a wooden frame covered with a different density polyurethane foam.