A touch of new objectivity
by Fabian Peters | 5/10/2018
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After their presentation of the Charpoy collection and their immediate ascent to international star status, Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien continue their partnership with Moroso in the shape of two new products, My Beautiful Backside and Princess. Like Charpoy, these display a fusion of two worlds, India and Europe.
Nipa and Jonathan have this to say about their new design:
"My Beautiful Backside is a collection of seats whose backrests are a composition of highly coloured, floating cushions in various shapes. The wider your seat, the more cushions you can have. Our use of oversize symbols, such as the buttons on cushion backs, is a way of conveying a variety of messages. These symbols also provide a means of customising each chair, making it unique, just as you would add little distinguishing touches to an article of clothing. We used a new wool fabric designed by Giulio Ridolfo for Kvadrat. We teamed it up with felt because it's a combination that reminds us of old-fashioned clothes with stiff starched collars. We also designed a new daybed, called Princess, with layers of mattresses. The top mattress is covered with a composition of different objects and since they draw inspiration from a modern princess they're embroidered in gold and silver".
My Beautiful Backside has a lacquered wood base frame with large cushions fixed to it to form the backrest. The cushions are covered with Indian textiles and decorated with very large, extremely beautiful buttons. Fabrics include silk and cotton and a Kvadrat wool cloth designed by Giulio Ridolfo which is woven like an Indian silk, the warp and weft are of two different colours.
Each fabric is hand-embroidered in brilliant colours.
Three sizes: 200 cm., 170 cm. and 110 cm.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||400 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
|Colors||shades of orange|
shades of green
gold / brass