German designer Christian Haas designed a new sofa collection Elephant for the Japanese brand Karimoku New Standard, this is their second collaboration since he designed the Scout Series in 2015.
Karimoku New Standard is a manufacturer of wood furniture from central Japan with history of more than 70 years. The company collaborates with japanese and international designers.
Christian Haas’s statement
Elephant is a compelling, versatile upholstery range, designed to function both in private and in public places. Its simple and calm, yet soft forms suggest timeless comfort and an unobtrusive cosiness.The curved armrests invite to relax and allow different sitting postures. Together with its elaborate details, such as the feet crafted from carved solid wood, they make the sofa a unique piece of furniture. The different modules, consisting of a 3-seater, 2-seater, Ottoman and Chaiselongue, complement each other and allow for various combinations and a wide range of applications.
The upholstery is firm but comfortable, containing a durable pocket spring core, cushioned with high quality foams. The supporting frame and feet are made of solid, sustainably grown Japanese oak wood with a transparent lacquer finish in different colours. The sofa is covered with a high performance Maharam fabric made from recycled synthetic materials, with an appealing, woolly texture.