Hanabi Sofa by Motto Wasabi Mimics Fireworks Explosion


Designed by Yuke Abe for Motto Wasabi, this sofa explodes alright — with comfort.

“Hanabi” is Japanese for fireworks and an apt name for this seating line (there is also a chair). Each bag is filled with polystyrene pellets – reminiscent of the old bean bag chairs but with multiple elements. The bags mold themselves to your body, making this an extremely comfortable proposition.

The green color option kind of reminds us of an artichoke with all of its layers – the whole sense of the line is playful and fun. But most of all, comfortable – can you imagine how quickly you’d fall asleep for a nap on this sweet sofa?

The frame is made from powder-coated or chrome steel but this is still a very lightweight piece, easy to move, thanks to the polystyrene beads. Yuke Abi is a Japanese designer and partner in the Finish design studio Motto Wasabi (meaning: More Wasabi) where the pieces are made. Come to think of it, the color is very Wasabi.

They are in Finland by the way. And they have some very cool stuff, do look at the link: Motto Wasabi.

And back to the task at hand. This piece is like a sofa made of long comfortable pillows – it just looks so enveloping. Not to mention stylish and unique. What’s your take? Cool or not? Let us know in the comments.



This sofa looks like it would be a great spot for a nap!


More information: Motto Wasabi

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.