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B&B Italia
BEND SOFA

Design: Patricia Urquiola

2010

stylepark-id: 05.1200.10321

BEND SOFA

01 product description

Product description

Patricia Urquiola's has designed a surprising series of seats that transforms the tradition concept of the sofa. She has entitled the product Bend Sofa due to its curvaceous albeit monolithic form. It gives the appearance of being manually moulded from a supple material as if by a sculptor.
In practice, it issues from a study of 3-D models and digital research. Bend Sofa effectively conveys the idea of motion by alternating full and empty spaces. Contrasting seams add to the intrinsic design on the surface. The backrest is irregularly shaped, but without compromising comfort. Curved modules - assembled starting with the seats, ottoman and corner elements - form a sofa that breaks out of the usual visual schemes and differentiates from other contemporary pieces on account of its calculated eccentricity. Bend Sofa offers flexible composition solutions, including small linear versions, corner solutions or a spectacular (non necessarily domestic) version that can fill a space with double-sided seating arrangements, becoming the absolute centre of attention with its iconic presence.

02 dimensions/weight


overall dimension  
width
1640 mm, 2140 mm
height
700 mm
Depth
1240 mm
Seat dimensions  
Height of seat
380 mm

03 covering

Cover material

leather (unspecified), textiles (unspecified)

04 Tags

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05 Articles about B&B Italia and Patricia Urquiola

The charm of the unfinished

The charm of the unfinished

It is an ambitious idea to focus an exhibition purely on the aesthetic of objects in their emergent state, but this has been beautifully accomplished by the Design Museum London: Barber Osgerby’s “In the Making”.

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Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned

Colorful dishes, perfectly seasoned

Furniture design in a swirl of colors: At the imm cologne designers and manufacturers have dipped deep into pots of color and mixed up any number of great tones. We checked out what worlds of color are competing with each other.

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Hallingdal and its successors

Hallingdal and its successors

What would Verner Panton’s furniture be like without the bright fabrics from Kvadrat? From the very outset, the Danes collaborated closely with designers to create striking highlights. Now there’s a book describing the company, which is one of the world’s leading makers of home textiles today. A glance behind the scene.

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06 Glossary

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