Kumo, the Japanese word for cloud, is a light, tautly designed and contemporary seating island that will be previewed at Maison&Objet, introducing the new season’s outdoor trends. This playful and airy sofa concept comes with two modules that can be used in different outdoor and indoor settings, both privately and publicly, large or small: intimately, on a terrace or by the pool, but also in the reception area of hotels or in public buildings. Kumo invites you to create a personalised outdoor cocoon: its concept with inter-changeable covers comes in different shapes and sizes, decorative pillows, seat and back cushions which you can choose from the extensive Manutti fabrics range. The armrests and back supports are easily adjustable and can be moved around, transforming the Kumo cloud into a plush sofa or stylish lounger, a lounge chair or cool footrest. Mixing and matching was never this easy!
Lionel Doyen is specialised in service, product and industrial design and product development. Since he launched his own studio in September 2013, he aims to establish a more personal, more experimental approach to product design and development. In partnership with companies like Manutti, he hopes to promote a more comprehensive strategy, taking into consideration the customer’s relationship with the product and its use, the innovative aspects and implementation more than simply its aesthetic appeal.