Castor Sofa by Big Game
The Lausanne based studio, Big Game, has designed the Castor sofa as a reference to the Le Corbusier’s legendary Grand Comfort sofa combining functionality, elegance and comfort.
The Castor Sofa is part of the Castor furniture range that the studio designed for Japanese company Karimoku New Standard. The structure is made out Japanese oak wood with upholstered cushions using high-quality foams and natural feathers. The combination of the two materials shows Karimoku’s know-how in wood working as well as in upholstery.
The 2-Seater sofa is completed with a compact Ottoman, adding additional comfort as a footrest, or as a supplementary sitting accommodation.
Augustin Scott de Martinville, Grégoire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit are BIG-GAME. The studio describes their work as simple, functional and optimistic. They design a variety of products and accessories for companies such as Alessi, Hay, Karimoku, Muji, Lexon, Nespresso and Moustache. BIG-GAME’s work is often accessible, charming and, above all, useful. The studio has received numerous awards including the Swiss Design Award, the iF design award, the Wallpaper Design Award, the Good Design Award, the Hublot Design Award and Design Preis Schweiz. BIG-GAME’s works are part of the collections of the Museum fur Gestaltung, the Musée du Grand-Hornu, the Centre Georges Pompidou as well as the MoMA.
The studio is based in Lausanne, Switzerland with a team of between five and seven people. In addition to their design work, the three founders of BIG-GAME also serve as professors at ECAL / University of Arts and Design Lausanne.