Video: Making of Peugeot Design Lab’s ONYX Sofa
The ONYX sofa is a 3-metre long seat made of carbon-fibre and Volvic volcanic lava stone. It is the first in a line of bespoke, made to measure furniture from Peugeot’s industrial design arm, the Peugeot Design Lab.
The seat takes its inspiration from the 2012 ONYX trio of superbike, supertrike and supercar.
“This project was started in May 2013. From the beginning we had a very raw, very powerful sketch. The ONYX sofa is an illustration of a new concept that we intend to explore: unique pieces of furniture that are made to measure to suit the choice, origin and personality of the customer. However, they must always follow a common theme: the union, via a pronounced, clear cut, between hyper-technological materials such as carbon-fibre, glass fibre, aluminium and raw and natural materials like rock, wood and stone,” explains Cathal Loughnane, Head of Peugeot Design Lab.
Overseen by designer Pierre Gimbergues, it took 70 days to make the sofa and the price has been set to reflect that at a staggering £113,300.
Working as a global brand design studio, the Peugeot Design Lab was created back in 2010. Currently it comprises 10 designers but it is able to draw on the skills and experience of 6000 engineers from within PSA Group.