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Rostrum & Sabot LAYER x Prostoria Summer 2022

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The collection will be launching in June at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2022. These two ultra-modular systems strike a balance between domestic design language cues and hyper-modular workplace seating to cater for both residential and office environments. ROSTRUM is a sophisticated, rectilinear system elegantly poised on slender legs, while SABOT features welcoming, organic volumes atop gently rounded timber feet.

Each system features a variety of modules and accessories, including seats, poufs, screens, planters, side tables, and height-adjustable tables. The attention to detail and texturally rich material palette of each sofa system is a celebration of Prostoria’s dedication to meticulous craftsmanship.

Modern Modularity

Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed ROSTRUM and SABOT for Croatian furniture brand Prostoria. These two ultra-modular sofa systems strike a balance between domestic design language cues and hyper-modular workplace seating to cater for both residential and office environments. Further enhancing
their application in diverse interior spaces, each sofa system has its own character – ROSTRUM is a sophisticated, rectilinear system elegantly poised on slender legs, while SABOT features welcoming, organic volumes atop gently rounded timber feet. Each system features a variety of modules and accessories, including seats, poufs, screens, planters, side tables, and height-adjustable tables. The attention to detail and texturally rich material palette of each sofa system is a celebration of Prostoria’s dedication to meticulous craftsmanship.

ROSTRUM and SABOT will launch in June at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2022.

Rostrum – Infinate Opportunity

ROSTRUM is an infinitely scalable sofa system with a highly sophisticated design language that takes its name
from a raised performance platform – a nod to the slender legs that raise the modular seating elements and accessories above the floor. This elevated structure gracefully cradles the soft cushioning and reduces the visual weight of the sofa system. It also allows for the use of a minimal, lightweight, frame system that acts as a signature element across a range of CMF expressions, with the ability to mix and match materials, colours, and finishes. The intuitive functionality of the accessories – such as the simple swivel of the height adjustable table – complements the architectural forms. These linear forms are further emphasised by the ribbed detail of the dividing screens, which echoes the slender legs; while power is integrated seamlessly into the frame structure.

Sabot – A Friendly Character

SABOT is a playful arrangement of abstract volumes supported by characterful timber feet that are a celebration of Prostoria’s woodworking capability. The modular sofa system takes its name from a type of simple, timber shoe – a nod to these wooden feet. The soft and approachable design language is inspired by residential interiors, and brings a strong playful identity to commercial spaces. Each module has a super-soft, friendly silhouette that floats above the exposed timber legs in a cloud-like way, and these modules can be combined to create linear or island configurations. The movable side accessories – including tables and dividers – mimic the floating language of these seating modules, while planters offer the ability to create green privacy screens.

SABOT can be configured to create linear two-, three-, or four-seat sofas and asymmetrical S-shaped configurations that allow for added privacy between seating. The modules can also be connected together to form islands or clustered arrangements. These flexible configurations of low tabletops, poufs, and seating modules offer mixed capacity seating for dynamic spaces, such as break-out areas, lobbies, and receptions.

Mix and Match

Both modular sofa systems are available with a wide variety of accessories. ROSTRUM features integrated side shelves, dividers that can be used to separate seating and create booths, poufs, and integrated, side and height- adjustable tables; while SABOT features poufs, planters, integrated tables, and side tables. The planter modules can be used to divide seating modules or at the end of rows to create a feeling of privacy whilst maintaining connection to the surrounding space. Both sofa systems also feature integrated power, which can be concealed at frame junctions and beneath the modules to create a flexible approach to power management.

Meet Prostoria

Prostoria is a Croatian furniture design company with a manufacturing culture. Its research studio allows the brand to explore the relationship between artisanship and highly industrialised production, using local materials such as solid wood. In order to provide control over the quality of products, Prostoria has integrated all the segments of the furniture production in its factory – R&D, sewing, state-of-the-art carpentry and manufacturing of metal components. Currently, Prostoria exports its products to over 60 countries across 5 continents, covering 890 high-end points of sale.

In our words

“The boundary between home and workplace is increasingly blurred and so the two modular sofa systems
for Prostoria have been designed with the flexibility and timeless appeal to enhance their application in both environments. Rostrum has a focus on compactness that challenges the notion that size equals comfort. The structural framework offers a simple and identifiable connective system that allows for unlimited configurations in any space. In contrast to the clean geometric forms of Rostrum, Sabot is about softness, warmth, and approachability. We achieved this by combining craftsmanship in timber – which Prostoria do very well – with inviting volumes with a great deal of character.”

Benjamin Hubert – Founder, LAYER

In detail

  • LAYER has designed two modular sofa systems – ROSTRUM and SABOT – for Croatian furniture brand Prostoria.
  • ROSTRUM is an infinitely scalable sofa system with a sophisticated architectural design language.
  • SABOT is a soft and welcoming sofa system that takes design cues from residential design and can beconfigured into both linear and “island” arrangements.
  • Both systems feature a variety of accessories, including tables, poufs, dividers, and planters.
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