Herman Miller's classic Collection series of furniture is getting a new addition straight from London design firm Industrial Facility. Meet the Picnic Sofa — a simple, beautiful, wire-supported couch.
The wire frame is key — it can easily support the contoured cushions, while weighing half that of a normal bulky couch. It also makes the sofa versatile and contemporary. And the cushions use something called suspension technology where a seat with a stretched moulding makes them bouncy like a trampoline, but with enough support and softness to make it a good place to chill.
The Picnic Sofa a lovely addition to the series, which was originally introduced by furniture designer George Nelson in the 1950s. It goes on sale in February, and pricing info isn't available yet. Design conscious nappers, start your engines. [Industrial Factory via Design-Milk]