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Carbon Fiber & Lava: The Peugeot Onyx Sofa

Carbon Fiber & Lava: The Peugeot Onyx Sofa Posted on April 24, 2014Leave a comment

What happens when car manufacturers switch lanes and head in an unexpected direction? A car crash, or perhaps one of the most beautiful and unexpected stunts? When Bang & Olufson created their Beolab 15 & 16, they borrowed techniques used in cars to create a speaker that’s compact and stable, but with incredible sound and power. It’s with that same ingenuity that Peugeot created this sofa from carbon fiber and lava. 

The $186K sofa is the first project of their new ‘Made to Measure’ line, which gives me the idea that we can expect to see small projects appear on the web once in a while whenever a rich entrepreneur is bored with his current interior. And why not? The beauty of using carbon fiber and lava is that it’s resistant to extreme cold and chemicals, it’s durable and the best of all: there is no couch alike.

The sofa was designed by Pierre Gimbergue, the senior designer at the Peugeot design lab, and took 70 days to make. Especially if you realize that the rock part was cut out of an 11.000 year old rock formation of lava from the Volvic vulcano, 70 days is incredibly fast. Watch the project down below, enjoy the craftsmanship and be amazed at what can happen when a company step outside their field to think outside the box.

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