Right before the new millennium dawned on us back in the late 90's, a worldwide systems meltdown was 'supposed' to turn everything upside-down and a spawning of new ideas for the next 100 years fancied our imaginations. Future tee shirts were projected to clean themselves and animals were foreseen to have equal rights in court. Remember that?
Well, right on that imaginative wagon was Italian industrial designer Piergiorgio Robino who founded Nucleo International in 1997, a Torino-based design company inspired to look into the millennium with introspective and experimental design concepts that reflect the spirit of future change.
One of the company's most recent projects, the PH Limited Edition Couch is no exception to its philosophy. It's a thought-provoking pentagonal seat inspired by molecular structures and crystal lattices that are created when atoms bond together. Just like how pentagonal molecular water structures are able to bond into complex figures, PH couches can be pushed together to form intimate (yet also complex) seating arrangements.
In its name the term "PH" is a reminder of measurement, which is what Nucleo is asking consumers to take of the couch's complex structure. Manufactured into 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, or 10-seaters, there's no telling how complex these measurements can be!
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