Inspired by a sense of movement, designer Constance Guisset created an original seating island concept for manufacturer La Cividina. The design for the Windmills was originally created as a stand-alone, but has quickly developed into an entire family of circular upholstered pieces. The new creation was first introduced at the 2014 Milan Design Week.
Composed of numerous coloured wedges, the pouf is like an idealized windmill that captures different shades as it turns in the air. The curved shape invites people (or bears) to make dynamic, informal use of it.
Windmills is available in three different sizes: a 60 cm (23 5/8″) diameter pouf, and two islands measuring 110 cm (43 1/4″) and 180 cm (70 7/8″). The wooden frame is covered by several colourful upholstered wedges that vary in size, giving the surface a gentle incline. This allows the users to choose the most comfortable height. The lacquered wood base makes the island appear like it’s floating, accentuating the dynamic shape.
In addition to the two fabrics selected for the multicolour and tone-on-tone versions, Windmills can also be produced using any of the fabrics in the La Cividina collection.