TESS Modular Soft Seating

Tradition and technology

Concept

TESS is a modular soft seating system inspired by natural tesselations. It is composed of three modules that can be arranged in countless layout and combinations. TESS is comfortable, customizable and modular.

TESS geometrical concept is inspired by the visual Pythagorean demonstration proposed by Henry Perigal in 1872. Each of its three modules creates a geometric shape when combined with similar elements. The smallest module (SQ) generates a square by using four elements. The medium module (PN) generates a pentagon by using five. The most extensive module (HX) form a hexagon with six parts. Altogether, the modules can be arranged randomly, thus creating a tessellation pattern that mimics a polygonal cell’s shape in nature.

TESS is perfect for public lounges (offices, airports, museums, banks, etc.) or educational spaces (schools, universities, libraries, museums, etc.). It is also fully customizable with a wide selection of materials and colors.

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YEAR

  • 2018

PRODUCTOR

  • Shukoh

PROJECT BY

  • Matteo Belfiore Architecture

TEAM

  • Matteo Belfiore

ROLE

  • Project leader

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Product design