We often underestimate the importance of a great armchair, especially in our living rooms. When in reality, we shouldn’t. The right armchair not only serves as a comfy and ergonomic seating option but also adds a certain depth of character and personality to the living room. An excellent armchair functions as the perfect spot to lounge about, have a snack, and or chill while interacting with your family and friends. And, one such armchair that you should consider adding to your living space is the UMI Armchair by Rostislav Sorokovoy.
Designer: Rostislav Sorokovoy for Woo
Designed by Rostislav Sorokovoy for the Ukraine-based furniture design company Woo, the UMI Armchair could be easily mistaken for a sculpture! The large and chonky furniture piece has a soft sculptural aesthetic to it and is designed to allow the user to interact with it, much like children do. The shape and texture of the armchair have been designed to welcome and invite people in and encourage them to engage with it.
The UMI Armchair includes two cylinders that are joined to create an interesting horseshoe shape, which forms the seat and back of the armchair. The armchair is marked by four plumpy cylindrical legs that form a stable and sturdy base, providing users with a comfortable and cozy seating option with good ergonomics. The chair is built using a plywood frame, polyurethane foam, and textile upholstery. The UMI Armchair is designed to help you relax, read, and meditate, allowing you to peacefully unwind after a long day at work. You can place a pair of armchairs next to one another, forming a cozy pattern of seating structures that have a fascinating sculptural effect.
However, it is pretty evident that the UMI Armchair is a bulky and space-consuming design, so it isn’t a viable option for smaller homes with space constraints. But if you have a large home with the gift of space, then you can definitely incorporate this chunky and cushy furniture design in your home, probably even a pair of them or more! You can touch, interact, engage, and play around with the chairs for a fun and whimsical seating experience.