Tord Boontje
Minimalism on the 22nd floor
Mar 26, 2014
To date, Dutch designer Tord Boontje was best known as a lover of floral patterns steeped in leaves and blooms, loving to drape them exuberantly over luminaires and seating. With his new, modular sofa for Moroso, the “22nd Floor”, Boontje has opted for a new path, as the sofa is cool and techy, and not only because it comes with an aluminum chassis, but also as it has an angular shape, backrest and armrests, as well as super-smooth upholstery along with inserted marble tables. The touch-and-feel maybe anything other than comfy, tending on the hard and brusque, but the sofa is nevertheless certainly graceful and gracious. There’s a rectangular table for working or dining with a height of 75 cm, the “Somewhere Table”, with a steel base and tops either in marble, glass, wood, or Corian steel. Cosmopolitans who prefer their interiors minimalist are the obvious target group for “22nd Floor”, as the press release says. Or is there perhaps a bit of reminiscing about Dieter Rams’ classic for Vitsoe behind all this? (mm)
Photo © Moroso
Pavillion 16 – Stand A29, B22

April 8 through 13, 2014
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Milan, Trade fair grounds, Rho