ONYX sofa is 3 meters long and it was made from carbon and Volvic volcanic lava stone by Pierre Gimbergues for Peugeot Design Lab. Volvic is a small locality in the department of Puy-de-Dome, France, known for its mineral waters. The Volvic volcanic stone has spent thousands of years filtering water, until, together with carbon, it started to contribute to the realization of ONYX sofa.
This sofa is the illustration of a series of unique pieces of furniture designed to highlight the originality and personality of the client. This upcoming series of furniture symbolizes the union of hi-tech material: carbon, fiberglass, aluminum and natural raw material-stone, wood and volcanic rock. ONYX sofa will be launched at Fuorisalone – Tortona district during the Milan Design Week 2014. “The Onyx sofa is an illustration of a new concept that we intend to explore,” said Cathal Loughnane, the head of Peugeot Design Lab. “Unique pieces of furniture, made to measure, to suit the choice, origin and personality of the customer, but which always respects a common idea.”
The Sofa is the manifesto of a series of pieces of furniture, made to measure to fit the selection, origin and personality sponsors. They always respect a common principle: unity through heightened clean cut, hyper technological materials – carbon, fiberglass, aluminum, … – for raw materials and natural – rocks, wood, crystal stones.