Resting Bear by Vitra is a knitted animal that functions as a stool, ottoman, or backrest. Of course, the designer duo, Front designed it in 2018. Apart from that, a variety of materials are used to make the Resting Bear. Specifically, they used wood, plastic granules, moulded foam, and knitwear to create this friendly and comfortable, able animal creature.
As part of the Resting Animal collection, these materials thus lend durability to this product and make it aesthetically appealing. Thus as a multi-functional children's furniture, Resting Bear enhance the Scandinavian look!
"This fascination inspired their design of a group of slumbering creatures. Resting Animals whose poses exude a serene tranquillity. The largest is a knit-covered bear that can be used for a variety of functions, such as a stool, ottoman or backrest." - Vitra
Design Year: 2018
Dimension (mm): W918xH338xD531
Filling/padding: moulded foam and synthetic pellets.
Cover fabric: form-fitted knit.
Base: wooden board, covered with velour fabric.
Available colours: Blue, Mauve & Turquoise
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren , 2018
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are both from Sweden. founded the Stockholm-based design studio Front in 2004. Their work constantly questions the design process, whether through their collaborations with animals or their experiments with advanced technology like in the project Sketch Furniture. Besides, they have developed objects for major design brands across the world. Galerie Kreo represented Paris and Friedman Benda in New York.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark on design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately became the powerhouse design institution we see today.