20 Jan 2015 - 5:05 pm

When designing Insuliare, Numéro III played with the idea of conceiving the living room as an island, a ‘space inside space’ where furniture plays a structuring role and creates varied experiences of comfort and use.


Sophie Françon, Jennifer Julien and Grégory Peyrache, the memebers of Numéro 111, decided not to completely adopt the traditional approach that focuses on the sofa; but a more laid-back take linked to floor-level living, where the central element – a rug – is accompanied by easy-grip cushions that can be positioned as needed to form headrest, back-rest or seat.


Other pieces interact with both space-levels: tables with an upper plateau that moves to serve at low or divan level, a lamp that reconfigures to serve as reading light, up-washer or standing lamp. There is also a screen that defines territory and doubles as a storage unit, the open-work parts of which serve to hang a mirror or digital devices. As for the material that pulls this set together, Numéro 111 chose rattan for its solidity, flexibility and light weight, associating it to textiles whose soft colors create an impression of comfort conducive to rest.