The concept for the Polar Sofa from Pearson and Llyod are simple blocks that rise directly from the floor, like an iceberg with shapes that are both dynamic and impressive, coming together to produce different combinations. The seat and back can be combined to create six sofa types, all with solid volumes and oblique cuts for a constantly changing and moving space, The angled form and varying depth and height make it possible for users to choose a space fit for purpose; be it sitting in a group to communicate or alone for a degree of privacy.
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A London based design firm, PearsonLloyd is a partnership that was created by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd in 1997. As an all-encompassing design studio, their work has spanned aviation, workplaces, urban design, healthcare facilities, and furniture design. With a thought-provoking goal to "identify and respond to the shifting patterns of behavior in contemporary life" PearsonLloyd pays particular attention to the human experience in all aspects of their work. In recognition of their work, PearsonLloyd was named Royal Designers for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts in 2008.
The agency’s work is driven by a need to understand and interpret a world that is experiencing rapid and often unexpected change. Its in-depth research into these changes – in both the material and digital world – enables PearsonLloyd to create design solutions that are appropriate and relevant for manufacturers, brands, and users. The studio is highly collaborative in its approach. It embraces the restrictions imposed by product type, function, material and process and delivers products that are beautiful, efficient and useful.
Luke and Tom were awarded the distinction of Royal Designers for Industry by The Royal Society of Arts in 2008 and in 2012 were named in the top 50 designers ‘Shaping the Future’ by Fast-Co Magazine in New York. They have lectured for a number of years at ECAL and the RCA and regularly talk at international platforms.