Yecla (Murcia), Spain
“It all started with a naive sketch on a piece of paper, which could be interpreted as a thin silhouette or a massive body” explains Kristoffer Fagerström from Note.
Designed by Inger Mosholt Nielsen and Note Design Studio together with the Spanish brand Sancal Diseño, a new unique furniture concept has been envisioned: “Core and Remnant” offering two design points of view and different construction techniques to create and produce opposite forms from the same seating silhouette.
The design idea started with the “Void Matters” concept—by Note Design Studio—, a reflection on how matter can be shaped when emphasizing its presence or reducing it to its minimum expression, to give prominence to void.
By acknowledging this emptiness, it becomes a design element just as important as the objects
Core is the positive space, borne out by the resounding and comfortable volumes of this model.
Note imagines it as a piece sculpted from a single block of matter.
Its wide seats and constructive details bring to mind classically inspired furniture and shapes.
Its proportions are balanced for the armchair and the two sofa sizes available.
Remnant would represent the negative part.
For Note it represents the material that the sculptor might have discarded after creating Core.
An ethereal and gentle silhouette whose seat seems to float in the air.
A technical challenge to achieve its simulated lightness and formal simplicity.
Supporting the seat required a complex feat of engineering to find a solution to get the sturdiness, stability, and comfort that this design required: a triangulated metallic structure inspired by architectural weight-distribution techniques.
The product’s technical complexity has been one of the main challenges of this project.
Its visual lightness and apparent simplicity are the results of a considerable amount of development, experimentation, and engineering.
The essence of this design is characterized by the perfect fusion between industrial curiosity to find new constructive forms, the warmth provided by the artisan work of the upholsterer, the elegance of the design, and its impeccable details.
The subtle and elegant quilting that surrounds both the armchair and the sofa adds texture to an iconic design that can be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics.
Core and Remnant share a wide range of textiles.
The neutral tones emphasize the formality of the designs, while the use of bright colors adds a casual and playful aesthetic, ideal for eclectic spaces.
Although the strong identity of each design allows their prominence separately, the shared aesthetic language between Core and Remnant makes it easy to mix and match them in the same environment.
Project: Core and Remnant
Designers: Inger Mosholt Nielsen. Note Design Studio
Manufacturer: Sancal Diseño, S.L.