There’s no shortage in modular sofa designs. In fact, you’ll almost always find at least one in every high-end furniture catalog. The Self-Made Seat works much like many modular couch designs, albeit with the added convenience of having individual modules that you can carry like a suitcase.
Designed by Matali Crasset for Campeggi, it’s a set of foam blocks that bear the exact same designs and dimensions. They can be positioned to form a traditional sofa, with three-person seating, backrests, and armrests, as well as stacked to form taller chairs, arranged into a lounger, or laid flat to form a mattress.
The Self-Made Seat uses semi-square modules, which are flat on all sides except for one, which is somewhat rounded. The flat sides make it easy to push them flush together, with the rounded edge ideal for serving as the top of armrests and backrests, as well as the front edge of chairs. Each module comes wrapped in stitched, brightly-colored polypropylene straps that supply a handle on the curved side, allowing it to be carried with the same ease that you transport a suitcase. It comes in two sizes, with the smaller ones able to form into their own sofas, all while also serving as throw pillows when used with the larger modules.