The design of Pummba: a work by Francesc Rifé Studio.
When we set out to launch our first sofa model, we had one thing clear: we wanted to collaborate with a design studio that would bring the idea we had in mind to life.
The studio of the designer Francesc Rifé, recognized for the functionality and simplicity of his work, was commissioned to create the design of Pummba as a piece that seeks to favor the versatility and organization of any type of environment. An elegant and minimalist work that involves the best materials on the market.
A design adapted to this society
Pummba was born from a deep process of social observation and a desire for renewal. The rest sector was not meeting market expectations. A society accustomed to the comfort of digital was tied to looking at hundreds of models, visiting stores, waiting long periods of time to receive their sofa and trying to carry it up the stairs or, in some less fortunate cases, over the balcony.
And the materials? Basically, hardly anyone knows what their sofa is made of and companies do not give any importance to this aspect, even in the case of a piece that we use daily or that, on occasions, we use to sleep or host that special visitor.
This had to end.
Another way of understanding rest
Pummba has an extraordinarily simple design whose logic and possibilities mark a fun way of understanding rest. Unlike rigid and formal sofas, this new system not only allows endless configurations through individual seat modules, but its back cushions can be rearranged to create different ways of living the sofa.
The idea: create a sofa that adapts to all your plans. A sofa to live it in all contexts and to accompany you in the different stages of life.
The deconstruction of the arms
The design reduces the expression of its arms to the essentials to gain space, achieving a much wider seat. Therefore, in only two modules three people can fit comfortably and four people could even sit.
We didn't just want a designer sofa, we also wanted a high-end sofa. We all care about the materials our mattress is made of, or even our clothes, but few people know what their sofa is made of. Most likely? That even high-end sofas contain very basic foams.
For this reason, Pummba is made with high-quality viscoelastic both in the seat and in the backrest, thus contributing to great comfort.
The soft yet durable fabric stands out for its stain-repellent capabilities, further contributing to Pummba's goal of creating a sofa that is resistant to life.
If you want to see the rest of the work of Francesc Rifé you can go to his studio, in Barcelona calle Alt de Gironella 54 08017, and drop by one of the Pummbas that are exhibited there.