The HIVE Sofa, designed by Alexandre Caldas, is a complex design that no one will be indifferent to.
HIVE Sofá Is the result of a constant need for creation supported by everything we do just looking around the Tree. It is a premise and a challenge when designing. Nature constantly provides us with shapes and colours capable of awakening us to its application in objects and products every day. It was referring to the way bees build their hives and the strength that this same structure has that the idea of a sofa started to be designed inside my head and then finally, materialized.
The Hive sofa is a complex piece of Hive modern furniture with many elements that have to fit perfectly with each other. Many hours are spent with every segment of this sofa, from the structure, to foam buds, the upholstery and the wood scales. The first research step that was done was to evaluate the largest number of sofa designs on the market and do something completely different. Next, we created a well-defined concept of construction and usage. We wanted something beautiful and impactful on the back (unusual in the market) and that was inspired by nature (the research was on the beehives).
One of the curiosities is the fact that the seat allows different depths just by changing your position. Shorter people can choose to sit on one point of the hive sofa, while taller people can choose another. the cutout in the seat, allows the legs to be more supported at the front or back depending on the comfort that the user wants to give them.
Draw it , Make it, and Solve it !…
This should be the permission of anyone who calls himself a designer.
One of the big challenges of the hive modern furniture was the fact that when attaching the back pieces, we no longer have access to the fixing of the front pieces (and vice versa). Another was the fact that the metallic structure had to be absorbed from the front and back without being noticed, which ended up creating yet another challenge to the entire part of the upholstery between the cuts that had to be made.
A True Art Piece !
The HEXO SKELETON in solid wood pieces is also inspired by the fact that the hives are one of the most strong structures known in nature. Each Cell is individual and unique (cannot be changed places) and intends to give weight and a feeling of robustness to the whole event. it’s simple, just have to sit down. But you can expect more because the lower foams are a combination of different hardnesses to allow a natural and progressive “sinking”, while the back has 3 different angles that support the body’s ergonomics.