Bovist, designed by Hella Jongerius, is a floor cushion that can be used like a stool or simply as something to lean on. The appealing shape is the result from the layers of textiles that are joined with multiple seams on the sides. But the most distinctive feature of the Bovist is its embroidered cover consisting of two different coloured linen sewn together.
The Dutch designer has developed several beautiful motifs for Bovist. One of the them is Homework, which shows the head of a girl engrossed in embroidery and is borrowed from a painting by the Dutch master Vermeer van Delft. Jongerius has used various stitching styles and different coloured threads for the embroidery, which is realised with the aid of a computer-controlled machine. The result is gorgeous!