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.
Classic capitonné with original and free restyling. The inner frame is in reinforced polyester resin with a steel support. The padding is in flame-retardant polyurethane foam. The furniture in the collection has removable covers.
Patricia Urquiola is the designer who best expresses Moroso's vision; she has therefore created the main range of the new Bohemian collection. She has taken a very original approach to classic capitonné work, giving it a revolutionary modern look. Creating emotions. Patricia's family of products – sofa, bergère, chaise longue and armchairs – have very fluid forms, almost as if they were melting over their frame, creating soft, irregular, enveloping, almost casual lines, where the fabric or leather is fixed to the shell with press-studs. A classically-shaped sofa appears to be "wearing" a shawl thrown over its shoulders. The capitonné fabric shawl is fixed with press-studs to emphasise the idea of "wearing" an outfit. The seat is covered with various kinds of cushions, fabric layers which alternate technical textiles and faux fur with others inspired by Mongolian rugs. The result is a sophisticated product displaying an almost maniacal research into an extraordinarily rich upholstery which layers different leathers and other materials and mixes cultures and traditions, colours and textile-working techniques. A form of luxury patchwork for a sofa with a nomadic, global spirit. Very contemporary. A modern slant on a classic. This fresh approach was only possible thanks not least to Moroso's manual ability and know-how. As if they were working in a fashion atelier, Moroso's "tailors" treat the fabric with supreme nonchalance, transforming it at will, bringing it to life and giving shape to the designer's vision.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||380 mm|
|Base finish||with base plate|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
shades of red
shades of orange
shades of brown