Soft Stones

Complex geometry creates interactive and playful seating

  • Type Furniture,
  • Status Available for purchase and delivery in the USA
  • Date 2014
  • Collaborators


Soft Stones are a seating set with 8 unique components. When composed, the pieces nest to form a rectangular block for lounging. When separated, the individual pieces become moveable seats, stools or tables that can be arranged as desired. Soft Stones can be appreciated in the sculptural in the sculptural individuality of each component or the changing overall form. The Soft Stones have a welded sheet metal core with a foam and upholstery exterior. For indoor use.

Designed by MOD, fabricated in California.

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Based on the same algorithmic form making process as the Stones Table, the Soft Stones originated as a site specific commission designed and fabricated by Actual Architecture Co. and FACT for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. When composed, the pieces tightly fill a corner of the Bemis InfoShop to make a large window seat. When separated, the independent pieces become movable seats, stools and tables that can be arranged as desired by patrons of the contemporary art center.

Project Awards

2018 Interior Design Educators Council Award of Excellence, Best in Category: Design as Idea

2017 AIA Nebraska Art X Architects, Gold Medal


Featured in the following exhibitions:

Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone, curated by John Cary, Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), September 12, 2018 – January 31, 2019

the little gallery @ polecat hq, (with “FLOCK”) Omaha, NE, Oct.-Nov. 2016

Sheldon Statewide | Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE May 20-July 31 2016

PLAY, Kaneko, Omaha June 2 – August 16, 2015

Truck-A-Tecture (curated group show including Min | Day, Mark Mack, Wes Jones, and Jennifer Siegal), Kaneko, Omaha June 27 – August 23, 2014


Photography By Photography by Larry Gawel
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