The single-material Papilio bed, available in five sizes, stands out for its continuous line and attractive proportions. Upholstered either in fabric or in leather, Papilio features the same clean lines as the armchairs of the same name, though with slightly less conical sides. The mattress is placed almost flush with the perimeter to enhance the overall sense of rigour.
Simplicity, immediacy and comfort were the concepts guiding the functional development of the entire Papilio series: the Grande Papilio and Piccola Papilio armchairs, the chairs Papilio and Mini Papilio, the Love Papilio sofa and the Papilio bed.
“I want to fall asleep immediately. This is what a bed should make you think about when you look at it. Feeling great.” said the Japanese designer Fukasawa.
The quest for comfort moves to the bedroom and the double bed is the central element. Next to it, a night table holds an open book... “that I will never finish!”
tubular steel and steel profiles
Internal frame upholstery
Bayfit® flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover
steel and plastic material
Support crosspieces for slatted base
fabric or leather in limited categories
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Always devoted to achieving simplicity and beauty, Naoto Fukasawa designs products for numerous internationally prestigious brands, as well as collaborating as designer and consultant for many major Japanese companies. His creativity embraces very different sectors, from precision electronic equipment to furniture and interior design.
In his career as designer he has received important awards and many of his works are part of the permanent collections of museums such as the MoMa in New York, the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and the Designmuseum Danmark. In 2007, the UK Royal Society of Arts awarded him the title of Honorable Royal Designer for Industry. In 2017, he became a member of the Loewe Craft Prize jury. He is a professor in the Integrated Design department at Tama Art University. In 2006, he established the “Super Normal” project with Jasper Morrison.
Since 2021 he is curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum in Tokyo. Fukasawa has co-authored with the photographer Tamotsu Fujii the volume The Outline -The Unseen Outline of Things, published by Hachette Fujingaho, and released the book Naoto Fukasawa published by Phaidon Press. In Spring 2018, he released his second book with Phaidon Press Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment.