It is not a sofa. Nor is it a sofa group. And it is certainly not a neatly arranged row of armchairs. What it is is a matchless seating environment that calls to mind the great masterpieces of landscape gardening. Or a perfectly fashioned town en miniature. In his inner eye, Hugo de Ruiter envisaged an unending play of possible additions and variations when he put his concept for the DS-165 down on paper. The result is a new design for contemporary society in its ever-growing quest for the structures of security in the midst of the breakneck change of information technology. The adjustable backrests enable new seating positions to be achieved at will. And thanks to the arrangement of rectangular seating elements, the sofa can develop to fit every living area as if it were a growing organism. You can turn through 360 degrees on Hugo de Ruiter's sofa - with the armrests following on smoothly as required. It heralds in a rediscovery of the pleasure of adapting life to one's prevailing mood. The DS-165 represents an optimistic start into the 21st century and is predestined to become a cult object in the future.