“Umarmung” was a piece originally commissioned for a private residence in Tokyo, Japan. The floor sitting couch is perhaps the first of its kind. The Zaisu chair has graced Japanese culture for centuries creating awareness around the world with its floor sitting design. The natural evolution is for “floor sitting design” to move into other furniture objects, in this case a couch. Christhoph Vogl had this to say about the project, “Umarmung is inspired by the long tradition of floor-sitting culture in Japan where the connection between the body and conversations is not restricted to universal seat height and conventional definition of sofa”.