Designer 411: Numen/For Use
The Croatian - Austrian design collective Numen / For Use, a collaborative effort by Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljkovic, came into being in 1998. Designing contemporary furnishings and interior/exterior spaces, the trio has created concepts and objects for the likes of Cappellini, ClassiCon, Desalto and Prostoria.
The group’s award-winning designs include the innovative Revolve Sofa Bed, which won the 2012 RedDot Design Award. Most recently, their retro-esque Polygon Armchair captured the coveted Interior Innovation Award for 2014. Also among their multifunctional and transformative furniture pieces is the Segment seating series for Prostoria.
Prostoria website shares this about these creatives, “Numen/ForUse are the only Croatian contemporary product designers whose works are regularly represented in global anthologies of contemporary design.”
Revolve Sofa Sleeper
Bearing no resemblance to the traditional sofa bed, the award-winning Revolve Sofa Sleeper by Numen/ForUse for Prostoria takes the concept of a multifunctional sofa to a sophisticated new level of design. As for functionality, this stylish piece of furniture goes from sofa to bed in one exceptionally easy rotation of its sleek back.
Brilliantly beautiful, the Revolve is created from high resilience foam and renewable wood. Over these high quality materials goes premium upholstery in a single hue or color blocking in a wide range of gorgeous color combinations.
As mentioned above, the chic Polygon Armchair won the Interior Innovation Award 2014. For many who see this stylish retro modern chair, it will be love at first sight. From all viewpoints the Polygon shows off captivating geometric design from its interesting legs and arms to stunning back.
At once, infused with a charming retro vibe and smart modern good looks, the Polygon is created by merging wood from renewable sources, resilience foam, high quality steel and fine upholstery fabric.
Segment Seating Collection
Composed of sleek and elegant sofas, sectionals, love seats and chairs, the Segment Collection from Numen/For Use is exceptional seating for the modern home or commercial space.
The collection is an innovative seating system designed from a multi-base series of geometric-inspired segments. According to the Prostoria website, “Segment pays homage to the digits of early 7-segment digital watches—a concept yielding many possibilities of various functional, and even unconventional compositions in space.”
The sophisticated sectional sofa combines multiple bases--on one side it’s supported by metal feet in a range of finishes from dark gray to brilliant yellow, while the other rests on a wooden platform with a high-lustre finish. Upholstery options are offered in a wide range of colors, including chic neutrals and stunning jewel-tone hues.
The Segment Modular Armchair begs one to sit for a moment and enjoy the beauty and exceptional comfort of this stunning modern lounge chair.
With all the stunning beauty of other pieces in the Segment series, the two-seater modular sofa also offers a more compact footprint for spaces that require exceptional style on smaller-scale.