Each year, brands, manufacturers and individual designers from around the world enter their product ideas into the running for the much sought-after Red Dot Awards. This July, more than 6,300 innovations were entered by contestants across nearly 60 countries—the highest number in the award’s 60 year history.
That is what makes the Flex Air’s winning of the 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design all the more impressive—and what makes us so incredibly proud to welcome this truly revolutionary product to our showrooms.
One of the latest creations from world-renowned Italian furniture manufacturer Art Nova, the Flex Air is a modular sofa with removable backrests that can be rearranged for multiple seating configurations. The Red Dot Jury lauded the Flex Air for its comfort, fluidity, elegance and ease-of-use, noting that the product is uniquely both “sophisticated and inviting.”
Mobile backrest cushions are laid out across tight seat sofa islands with no defined front or back. These backrests are enforced on the bottoms with rubberized neoprene to stay firmly in place no matter their arrangement—allowing the Flex Air to be used as a sofa, chaise lounge, or bed depending on the user’s needs. This first-of-its-kind design allows the Flex Air to endlessly adapt to suit any interior space.
This unique adaptability is augmented by the sofa’s architecturally aesthetic appeal. Sleek steel bases, hidden from view under the spacious island cushions, give the sofa the appearance of weightless suspension, while its trapezoidal shape exhibit the geometric patterns and clean lines emblematic of contemporary European design.
And what’s more, this fully upholstered sofa also comes with a removable cover for painless cleaning adding to the piece’s overall convenience and ease-of-use.
The Red Dot Award is considered among most distinguished and coveted honors in the design industry, recognizing the most cutting-edge concepts in product and communications design. The Flex Air will now be presented among previous winners at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany as well as in the Red Dot Design Yearbook and the Online Exhibition.
Resource Furniture is honored to offer our clients a product of this distinction and we are delighted that Red Dot Jury recognizes the value of space-flexible design. The Flex Air is another example of what is possible when technological innovation, contemporary style, and exceptional comfort intersect.