MA

The idea for this sofa is based on the shape of a rolled futon (Japanese traditional style bedding). The name “MA” is derived from the initial character of “Ma” from the onomato- poeia maki-maki along with the word “Ma” (space/opening), meaning the open or empty space when a futon is folded into two.

The outline is soft and natural, resembling two pieces of clothes pinched with a finger. In addition, the backrest has a built-in movable mechanism to allow natural wrinkles for stylishness when folded, combined with a functional element to raise the backrest as a high-back sofa.

Designer: Kengo Kuma