Damian Williamson is a master of details. The London-born designer is renowned for his ability to mix and match tight and organic expressions to create designs that are both simple and rich. As a great example, Konami’s slender front is deconstructed by finely tuned waves that rise from the individual cushions. The upholstery work ensures an elegant and ethereal finish.
Williamson’s ambition has been to create a sofa that is as easy on the eye, as it is comfortable to sit in. The wide armrests and the soft cushions make it a perfect resting point regardless of whether you want to relax sitting up or lying down. As a significant counterpoint to Konami’s soft pillows, Williamson has equipped the sofa with slim steel legs that gracefully lift the body from the floor. ’Konami’ is a contraction of the Japanese ’ko’ and ’nami’ which means ’little wave”.
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Born in London in 1974. He graduated in 1998 from the Department of Product Design at Kingston University London, with his thesis in “advanced materials”. He started his activity working on several design projects, collaborating with some design studios until, in 2004, he founded his design studio based in Stockholm. The office is committed to combining technological research and innovation. His projects are often characterized by a sense of inventiveness and poetic quality. Since 2005 he serves as guest tutor on the Industrial Design course at LTH University Sweden. He has been working for Zanotta since 2010.