Karl from Tallinn discussing his armchairs
“I’m content in my own company. And so is my furniture.”
Karl gazes across the harbor and out toward the Baltic Sea from his apartment in a modern tower block. “Here in Tallinn, I was finally able to turn my dream of true independence into a reality,” states the Bremen-born art historian, while sitting comfortably in his reclining armchair from Cubit . Karl travelled through the Baltic states soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain. It ended up becoming his passion – so much so, that he now works and lives here. He advises the region’s galleries for modern art and often holds discussions in his loft. His personal life seamlessly overlaps into his professional life and vice-versa. But he positions all his seating furniture – made up exclusively of designer armchairs – separately.
A reclining armchair, TV armchair, lounge armchair – Cubit does it all
“I suppose I’m unique in this way. I’m suspicious as to the level of comfort offered by sofas. Sitting comfortably – well, that’s a must for me. But not in such close proximity. I always need armchairs to be at a comfortable distance,” explains the free sprit. Karl designed his collection of individual armchairs on his computer using the practical Cubit planner. Every single piece of his seating furniture looks different and has its own function. There’s a reclining armchair, a TV armchair, a lounge armchair… And each individual armchair has a contemporary designer look to it.
Fabrics highlight the design of an armchair
“I like the large selection of fabrics a lot. There are some surface finishes that remind me of abstract art. I think they’re fantastic,” smiles Karl, enthusiastically discussing the individual looks of his armchairs. Incidentally, he initially tested the seating comfort of his future designer armchairs using the sample package from Cubit . In the foam seating cushion, there’s a patented spring system that offers a pleasant level of resistance. Karl’s friends can verify this on a regular basis. “When we get together here, at my place, I often move the armchairs next to each other. That way, I’ve got a temporary sofa and everyone is comfortable,” admits our host with a playful look in his eye.