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 an 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 polyurethane 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.
|Length||2140 mm / 2170 mm / 2240 mm|
|Width||1380 mm / 1710 mm / 1780 mm / 1880 mm / 1980 mm / 2110 mm|
|Height of seat||4600 mm|
|Depth of seat||5000 mm|
|Base finish||column base|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Colors||shades of beige|
shades of grey
shades of red
shades of brown