“Can you make a sofa that looks like two zabutons are combined?” The development of the FU sofa began with a request from Kengo Kuma. Unlike regular sofas, this seating surface must have an organic, sharp line where the fullness in the centre of the seating surface settles toward the front edge to express the thinness and lightness of the zabuton. The adoption of rubber resin, which is not conventionally used in sofas, delivered both the appropriate cushioning characteristics and stability when seated while maintaining the sharp form.

Designer: Kengo Kuma