“Design is Shaolin kung fu where art is bare-knuckle fist fighting. I mean, artists can do whatever they want for their art and this liberation is the point of what they do. Design on the other hand has disciplines with givens, and to ignore these misses the point of designing. Good art communicates ideas — good design serves a function, and the story this creates is inspiring.”
Fable Oak Collection.
Elfin Oak Collection.
“My design language is very much about storytelling, which is why I am interested and open to all production techniques for manufacturing — from traditional hand skills, contemporary machining to the experimental”, Didier says.
Featuring voluptuous shapes, the modular, laid-back and bohemian chic
Puffalo Lounging. Photo by Mike Baker. Styling by Heather Nette King.
Puffalo Lounging. Photo by Mike Baker. Styling by Bree Leech.
Puffalo Lounging Leather. Photo by Mike Baker.
Designed and manufactured in Melbourne with solid timber frames and steel spring support, it comprises Green Star-rated premium foams, and loose cushions in three complementing sizes filled with 100% washed and sterilised duck feather.
As a continuation of this collection,
“With the increasing importance of creating interiors able to pivot to new circumstances, Puffalo Universal is a timely contribution to the future of interior architecture”, Didier says. Indeed, the line’s range of compact and modular pieces — including sofa modules, ottoman modules, side tablet tables, back-desking modules and dividing screens in linear or curved form — provide ergonomic comfort with infinite possibilities. “I wanted to fabricate this seating so you could not feel the internal hard framing, which is rare. A good seating experience should provide a valued sensation whether you are conscious of it or not.”
Puffalo Universal Group elements.
Puffalo Universal Group Setting.
Puffalo Universal Group Animation.
In addition to focusing on high functionality, the multiple combinations offered by Puffalo Universal Group also look beautiful.
“The intended design was to create an inviting, relaxed and open residential spirit into the atmosphere that can drift [between] workspace and public environments,” Didier explains. “I like the idea of furniture being able to help enrich the conversation and spark the imagination, and I like the idea that modular furniture can be enjoyable to build.”
Next year (2021) will be a milestone for the company, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary. After two decades in business, Didier has stayed true to the concept from its debut, continuing to blur the lines between sculptural aesthetics and designed function in an always surprising and playful way.
Didier recently launched their own app —
Fable Outdoor Collection.
The man himself – Mr Ross Didier.
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