Costume Modular Sofa
Costume Modular Sofa redefines the lounge category setting a new standard in eco-sustainability. Stefan Diez and Magis set out together to develop a sofa system that could be completely dismantled, with as little polyurethane foam as possible and a textile cover that could be washed or replaced. Costume is the result. Its body comprises recycled and recyclable polyethylene produced using rotational molding technology from furniture and car industry waste. An insert made of pocket spring cores provides the cushioning for the seat and backrest. On top of this is a thin layer of polyurethane foam. The whole is held together by a cover made of fabric that can be fastened using tension belts and easily removed at any time. Not only does this system use much less foam in manufacturing than conventional sofas – most of the materials used are also easily recyclable.
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The craftsmanship of carpentry profoundly influences Stefan Diez's work. Born in 1971 in Freisin, Germany, the industrial designer grew up in a household of 4th generation carpenters. He spent three years as a cabinet maker before attending the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, where he studied under Richard Sapper. In 2002, he founded his studio, and by 2008 created DIEZ OFFICE. Diez became a professor of industrial design at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe in 2007, teaching there until 2014. He then joined the School of Industrial Design Lund, Sweden in 2015 and continued to teach as the head of Industrial Design ID1 at Die Angewandte in Vienna. Diez’s industrial design work includes furniture, tableware, and home accessories. He often collaborates with various manufacturers including e15, Emu, HAY, Rosenthal, Thonet, Vibia, Wagner, and Wilkhahn.