Rafa Garcia, 2010.
If we think about how to represent a sofa in a white sheet, we would surely draw something really similar to this model. Happen is what happens: the paradigm, the essence of a sofa nowadays. Happen originates with the aim of being normal, thus, it has been conceived to go beyond transient fads; its timeless shapes transcend this. Rafa Garcia didnt try to reinvent anything, he just practiced good design - taking into account the proportions, materials, seams - and the ability to create dynamic compositions; always with the conviction that every detail is really important, however small. The project eschews grand gestures and gimmicks, but, instead, uses neutral forms and simplicity as the base for the collection and its development. It is this pretence of normality what differentiates the product. Details are studied without artifice. Thus, Rafa adheres to the philosophy that promoted Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison through the exhibition Super Normal, Sensations of the Ordinary. Happen uses a narrow L-shaped base to integrate all the elements. More than a puzzle, it is a large modular program, closer to the modular furniture system than to upholstery. The unseen details are even more important: the seat cushions are made from a special composition of polyurethane, on top of which is added a 6 cm. deep layer of memory foam.