The Vertical Village collection by MVRDV

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Dezeen has teamed up with MVRDV to give readers the chance to win a giant pink Twin House cushion from the studio’s Vertical Village furniture collection, which launched in Milan this week.

The Twin House cushion is one of 26 colourful foam “houses” that have just been put into production by Dutch architecture studio MVRDV and Belgian furniture label Sixinch.

The cushions were originally designed for the centrepiece of an exhibition in Hamburg about the studio’s Vertical Village research – which examined alternative solutions for apartment blocks in East Asia – but were used as seating by visitors and staff.

“The flexible, durable foam elements became an instant crowd pleaser,” said MVRDV in a statement.

MVRDV decided to develop a furniture collection from these foam elements and chose to make 26 objects in the shape of houses proposed for the Vertical Village.

“The objects are not furniture in the traditional sense, they are more experimental and appeal by being surprising: how does one use a soft house in a living room?” said MVRDV.

The Twin House cushion is shaped like a semi-detached house, with the space in-between the roofs becoming the seat or a cradle for a baby.

Other pieces in the collection include The Barn, The Factory, The Depot, The Cloud, The T and The Terrace House.

The cushions are made from foam rubber with a PU coating and come in a range of colours. The winner of this competition will receive a pink Twin House model, as pictured.

The Vertical Village furniture is currently on display as a sculpture at Interni’s event Feeding Ideas for the City at Università degli Studi in Milan.

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