The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
Jean-Marie Massaud takes inspiration from the world of saddlery and design Grantorino. A huge amount of freedom in how you put it all together. A modular sofa with an exquisite, original version that combines Saddle Extra Leather with Pelle Frau® leather
or fabric. Hand-cut, hand-shaped leather closely moulds the lines and structure of the seat. The high and slim armrest also presents intricate, careful workmanship. The small but spacious trunk-container also acts as an armrest and it’s out fitted with a
n elegant, natural oak tray. The cushions have beautiful horizontal stitching in the centre, which gives the sofa a sense of visual lightness. Comfortable seats, compact, well-cut shapes that reduce the overall dimensions to a minimum, and subtle T-shaped
feet that are hidden from view and raise the frame off the ground. The Grantorino frame is in tubular metal with interwoven elastic straps. The backrests and armrests are made of birch and poplar plywood. The padding is made of pressed felt and polyureth
ane foam in varied densities. The backrest cushions are padded with goose down and have separate horizontal chambers for varied, ergonomic comfort. The feet are aluminium with titanium-coloured varnish.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||460 mm|
|Depth of seat||580 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Colors||shades of beige|