“As children in our native Sweden, our playground was the forest, and we imagined rocks, moss, and fallen trees to be furniture and places for the body to rest and occupy,” states Front Design.
“For this seating group we 3D scanned rocks we saw on our many forest walks and composed these organic shapes together into furniture pieces.”
Designed by Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Stockholm-based Front Design for Moroso, Pebble Rubble is a sensory experience–an illusion that lures us and captivates us, altering our perception of time, our frenetic daily routine, and nature’s slow and boundless rhythm.
Pebble Rubble design conveys a message that transcends the functions and qualities of a common seat.
The most evident characteristic is the similarity of the upholstered volumes to those massive rocks, polished by the tireless rain and wind and cloaked by an organic or plant layer capable of softening its roughness and making the surfaces comfortable and welcoming.
A scenic installation that doesn’t stop at simply simulating, but rests on a lengthy research during which the designers investigated the therapeutic benefits that nature has on people’s physical and mental health, as well as the cultural and psychological significance of natural environments, in particular those found in the designers’ native Sweden.
Although it is mainly intended for use in the Corporate and Hospitality sectors, Pebble Rubble is made up of 15 modules (seats and backrests) complemented by three (foot)stools that allow for a free, flexible, and creative composition process.
There are infinite arrangement possibilities, from the single armchair to the creation of a sophisticated panorama, and the whole will contribute to making any interior project magical and unique.
Project: Pebble Rubble
Designers: Front Design
Lead Designers: Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren
Manufacturer: Moroso SpA