A sofa can go beyond being a mere piece of furniture to become a room within a room. This was the idea that inspired Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in their design of the Vitra highback Alcove Sofa. With its comfortable seat and backrest upholstery and the high, flexible side and back panels, the Alcove Sofa creates a sheltered niche of privacy, a place of retreat. The Alcove family features a variety of different sofa models for use in home interiors as well as office environments.
The “room within a room” is a concept Vitra has been working on for some time now with the designers Ronan and Erwan Bourellec. The idea of mobile, micro-architectural elements has initiated a number of different designs, the most remarkable of which is the Vitra Alcove Sofa. It was designed for the open-plan office, where it offers employees a comfortable, upholstered niche which protects them from the hectic goings on around them. This makes it the perfect place to retreat to for concentrated work or meetings in small groups.
The members of the Alcove Sofa Family can be easily combined and create a versatile set of options for dividing open office landscapes without permanent fixtures. This makes it possible to set up entire central areas within open-plan offices for meet & retreat with a uniform aesthetic.