A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
Barbican is a refuge and a stronghold. Konstantin Grcic has created a compact, geometric divan with a purity of form and a big personality, that offers a modern update on the traditional chaise and corner sofa. The asymmetric, plinth-like base of the Barbican is wrapped in a stretchy, knitted fabric with a tonal, speckled pattern, that encases the base like a piece of clothing. Comfort is provided by pillows and memory-foam toppers upholstered in bold, block colours. The design’s twin-colour cushions are used in combination and provide quick access to multiple looks. Designed to make an impact in any position within a space, Barbican can fulfil a wide range of needs, from seating islands to reading nooks.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
with back padding
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Width||1600 mm / 2700 mm|