We have reinterpreted the traditional typology of a wooden chair with armrests using a characteristic 'break' in the geometry of front legs. Rounded geometry of turned armrests and the backrest is mirrored in the lenticular cushions. Primarily functional intersection between the legs and transversal bars on the seat maintains geometrical exactness. Intersections between the backrest and armrests, perceptible by touch, were created according to the principles of organic transformation of volume. Those contrasts between 'soft' and 'hard' elements and intersections shape the Dobra's characteristic formal language.
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.