German designer Veronika Wildgruber has created the Soft Wood collection of chairs.
The chairs appear at first to be made in fabric with the soft appearance of pillows. But in reality they are sculpted in solid wood. The chairs trick the mind because the surface and texture connotes the opposite of what we think and know about the characteristics of wood.
From the designer:
Soft Wood was created to illustrate how wood cannot be both soft, and comfortable. This series of chairs separates the material from its perceived characteristics which now only become apparent on closer inspection. Soft Wood plays with reality. It shows that you cannot always rely on your perception. At first glance these are simple upholstered stools, but then you see that they are in fact crafted from wood, yet they are still as comfortable as the perceived soft chair.
Visit Veronika Wildgruber’s website – here.