The Danish furniture designer, Isabel Ahm, is responsible for the design of the new couch called Habits. In collaboration with Boxer TV, she has developed the ideal TV couch, which is based on a qualitative study utilizing photographs of Danes in their sofa environments. In addition, Boxer TV has supported the studies with a comprehensive population survey. The study shows that Danish TV viewers use their couches in a variety of ways. For example, 30 percent of Danes are not against taking food to the couch, while 25 percent like to nap on the couch, and more than half of us prefer to watch TV with others. This is the new reality.
Design your own couch
”My starting point as a designer is to create solutions to a problem. As I began to look more closely at the way we behave when we watch TV, the problem became obvious. The evolution of the couch hasn’t really kept up with the technological evolution and the way we socialize in the 21st century. We still gather around the TV. But ever since laptops, tablets and smartphones have joined the family we haven’t really made them feel at home in the couch,” says Isabel Ahm about the reasoning for developing a new sofa.
As a result Habits consists of a number of modules, which can be put together so you can design your own couch according to your needs and habits. There are 8 different modules and the possibilities are endless.
”When the idea for the project arose, we were quick to see the opportunities, especially with this quirky idea. For us, this is about being able to offer consumers something beyond the usual and to meet their need for freedom of choice.” says Philip Philipson from Boxer TV.
Kickstarter gets the sofa started
Boxer TV has also helped Isabel Ahm to get this project accomplished by making a Habits prototype. Like many other designers, entrepreneurs and artists, she is now asking people to back the project. Either by funding it or help spread the word.
Fact sheet: Habits
Habits is a modular couch which will make it more comfortable for TV viewers to watch TV, whatever their preferences and habits.
Architect and furniture designer Isabel Ahm is the designer of Habits. Based on a large qualitative and quantitative study, she has studied Danes’ sofa habits while they watched TV. The result is that Danes watch TV in a multitude of different ways but many sofas do not match the flexibility which the modern TV viewer needs.
Habits is made of 8 different modules so that you can design you own couch according to your needs and habits. Colours and materials are also flexible.
On the collaboration between Boxer TV and Isabel Ahm
Habits has become a collaborative project between Isabel Ahm and Boxer TV.
Boxer TV supported Isabel Ahm in the start-up phases with a quantitative and qualitative study done by Epinion on Danes’ TV habits, and by financing the creation of a Habits prototype.
Isabel Ahm must collect funds to produce Habits on her own. She has decided to do this with the help of the crowdfunding service Kickstarter.dk
The project can be viewed at:
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding services where entrepreneurs can solicit funds to implement their projects.
To date, more than 1 million dollars have been raised for 75,000 different projects worldwide.
Kickstarter was set up in the USA in 2009, and opened in Denmark in October, 2014.
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Company Name: Isabel Ahm Studio
Contact Person: Isabel Ahm
Phone: +45 6063 3717