These great pieces of modern seating are made by Erik Griffioen, who designs with a strong feel for beauty. Griffioen loves to play first with shapes and forms, then with materials and comfort for an interplay that yields incredible, almost sculptural designs.

Erik Griffioen's chairs and couches have a brilliant graphic quality that makes them interesting to view from all sides. I especially love the first one in the gallery.

Erik Griffioen is a young Dutch designer based in the Netherlands. He will present his seating in Milan for the first time during Design Week 2009.