Germany-based product designer and writer Karoline Fesser has created a series of seats that seek to connect architecture and humans.

‘I wanted to create furniture that adopts to peoples’ various and changing needs,’ Fesser says. ‘My goal was to create seating furniture that naturally unfolds in its environment. These objects shouldn't be stable; instead they should move, adapt and grow together.’

Using metal rings and wooden segments, she created the seats which are covered in wool felt upholstery. The fabric is pulled in a series of stripes towards the centre, which play an important role in the suspension while offering comfort. The convertible chairs can adapt into ottomans or even sofas with two sizes of seat cushions.

‘Their defining characteristic is a round cap which is divided into a lot of radial facets, making them look like little umbrellas,’ Fesser says.

The Woonling Collection will show at Designers Fair alongside imm Cologne, from 16 to 22 January.

Photos courtesy Sascha Thies.