Harmony from contrasts
London designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien were the guests of honor at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. We met Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in their self-designed exhibition pavilion at the fair.
The city of Chandigarh in India, known for the architecture by Le Corbusier, is the subject and name of the new collection of sofas by Doshi Levien for Moroso. The principles of modernism, apparently totally unrelated to the city of Chandigarh yet deeply rooted in its identity, have inspired Nipa and Jonathan in the creation of a quintessentially modern seating collection, with a contemporary approach. "For us the Chandigarh sofa is the coming together of modernity, sensuality, graphics and eccentric qualities", claim the Anglo-Indian designer couple. The Chandigarh sofa is soft and comfortable yet at the same time compact, visually slim and lightweight. The seat is in moulded foam and rests on a frame in iron like a precious stone set in a ring. The covers are in leather or fabric with a printed pattern designed by Doshi & Levien which pays homage to the memory of the city of Chandigarh.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||450 mm|
|Depth of seat||560 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
shades of blue