Designer/brand: Stefan Diez for Magis
Price: on request
A while back, Magis went to its long-term collaborator, designer Stefan Diez with a question: ‘what if we completely rethought the sofa?’ Drawing from his approach geared towards sustainable furniture, Diez’s answer was to imagine a sofa system made of just a few parts and as little polyurethane as possible, that could be completely dismantled and featuring a cover that is both washable and replaceable. ‘At the beginning, it all seemed quite complicated, almost impossible,’ the designer says. ‘In the end, we worked on it for four years and invested a lot of time in studying it.’ The Costume system (featuring sofas and armchairs available in different compositions) features a recycled and recyclable plastic core (from car and furniture waste), fitted with pocket springs and a thin layer of polyurethane, covered with a fabric that is fastened with tension belts and easy to remove. Its modular structure means each piece can be easily replaced, extending its life.