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Pedro was inspired by simple and beautiful forms found in Japanese art of paper folding that he had seen in his travels.
He attempted to make a very comfortable and contemporary sofa. The arm’s shape resemble the wings of Tsuru. Their large proportions were specially studied to allow the whole body to recline in many different positions on the sofa’s supple, quilted surface without edges. At the same time, the hind foot touches the floor to give stability while lifting it from the floor to convey lightness. This sofa was designed to be as light as possible and somewhat float in space as if it would stay on its feet by magic.
It was meant to be organic. The side and back are molded polyurethane foam. The seat is a combination of foam and polyurethane covering an almost invisible wooden structure upholstered in fabric with colorful zip fasteners.
The name 'Tsuru' comes from a well-known type of origami which is often associated with Japanese art and culture. Tsuru pays homage to the Japanese inspiration for the piece.