TERATAI – A SHORT ESCAPE FROM EVERYDAY LIFE
Teratai is your place for the short getaways. And for the longer ones, if need be. Teratai unfolds itself like an exotic water lily and morphs into your own personal oasis. With soft curves – from its seams to its form – the poetic and emotional sofa appears to be sculptural and reposed.
TERATAI – TRANSCENDENTALLY BEAUTIFUL
Teratai is the Malayan name for water liliy.
It embodies not only perfection, beauty and exoticness, but has also always been a symbol for inner peace and balance. It inspires us to dream, to remember the tales of old and the magic they entailed, to escape there from the troubles of daily life. That’s why the water lily lends its name and formal theme for the sculptural sofa system Teratai!
The softly rounded form language, the at the top slightly bend backs in pillow form, as well as the curved seems, strengthen the floral aesthetic of the design. The dynamic and exceptional seam reminds of stylised leaf veins which go through the Sofa and thus give structure and depth to its surface.
In its consistent design, Teratai appears to be an independent floral object, as a solitary piece, or in symbiosis with additional elements it is at peace in itself and in harmony with the world.
Development process: from draft to Character
»The first ideas for Teratai came up in March 2020, during the lock-down. In a time when a place for solace, an oasis, a room for a more positive association with the world was needed more than ever. That’s exactly what I wanted to create! A lone-standing, consistent room sculpture, but also an associative piece of furniture which moves in the area between design and poetry. Something to hold on to, that makes us feel safe and sound and happy.«
Design: PAULINE JUNGLAS
HAUTE COUTURE FOR TERATAI
The associative-poetic design gets its sculptural appearance and emotional strength from the soft curves and its exceptionally arched seems, which cling to it like veins to a leaf.
Teratai is the perfect symbiosis of design, handcraft and couture. Its cover clings to the sofa like a tailor-made piece of clothing. The succinct concept-attributes of the design, the seems as well as the slight, selective indentations thereby full-fill two purposes: they give Teratai not only its soft plasticity, but also fasten the cover and add to the maximum utilisation of the fabric.
It takes 22 hours of careful craftsmanship to bring the water lily Teratai to life!
Pure hand- and precision work. With the armchair as well as with the sofa, we tailored the covers to fit perfectly.
FACTS & HIGHLIGHTS
- A personal oasis for the home in an iconic form language
- Straight elements can easily be combined with more organic ones
- For more comfort: high back rest with an integrated kidney support and padded straps
- Bretz handcraft cause quality is important: elaborately quilted cover
- Soft plasticity due to soft, selective indentations in the seat