A standard sofa with feather cushions served as the starting point in designing the Combine. This standard form provides the most comfortable sitting but it is usually very voluminous. Our solution introduces sloped lateral and rear parts of the backrest, which results in both visual and literal reduction of the backrest's volume and height. Horizontal surfaces following the line of the extended seating and laying module are designed to serve both for sitting and putting things away. Depending on the selection of wooden or metal legs and extra cushions, the Combine's style and context of use change, offering an opportunity to every user to define the character of the sofa individually.
Numen/ForUse is a Croatian-Austrian design collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and conceptual art. The group was first formed in 1998 as a collaborative effort of industrial designers. Under the banner ForUse they designed for Cappellini, ClassiCon, Desalto, Interlubke, Magis, MDF Italia, Moroso and Zanotta. Numen/ForUse are the only Croatian contemporary product designers whose works are regularly represented in global anthologies of contemporary design.