Split Sofa and Chair by Alex Hull for Gallery FUMI
Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Designed by Alex Hull for Gallery FUMI, Split is a leather and suede sofa/chair with a light organic structure inspired by the wave's movement and the composite surfboard construction. Continuous leather form splits open to reveal a more delicate and tactile suede interior, as if it has been torn apart. In this project, Hull has examined combing traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to find new ways of applying leather to create unusually new dimensions and organic forms to the traditional seating furniture. The asymmetrical sofa/chair bends and curves, echoing and "hugging" the human body, allowing its occupier to sit or lie down in it, using the outstretched arm as a chaise longue head rest.