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.
The natural evolution of the sofa, Let it be’s philosophy is implicit in its name. A famous song by the Beatles, it is evocative of a period of newfound freedom from all types of formalism and convention.
The Ludovica + Roberto Palomba project also embraces and reinterprets the time-honoured Italian concept of the Roman triclinium, where people lay down, ate, talked and lazed about.
A modular system open to the most comfortable of configurations, Let it be is an invitation to relax. It can be completed according to taste with shelves and storage units that expand its functions. It is a welcoming refuge where you can finally leave your worries behind you and rediscover your own time and rhythms. An authentic island of wellbeing equipped with everything you need. It is also informal and inviting in terms of its light aesthetic. The structure and the soft down cushions appear to be suspended on saddle leather straps. The foot, unexpectedly set back from the corner, enhances the sensation that the seats are floating in space.
The purity of the design melds with the precious details. The visible leather and saddle leather stitching bring to mind the processing of fine saddles and harnesses.
The structure and cushions are upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather from the Color System, Nest and Soul leather, also in combination with fabric. Alternatively, Cuoio Saddle / Saddle Extra leather can be combined with Pelle Frau® leather or fabric. The shelves and armrest or backrest surfaces are upholstered in Cuoio Saddle or Cuoio Saddle Extra leather.
The frame is in die-cast aluminium with joints in black painted steel. The backrest and armrest structure, padded with polyurethane foam and polyester wadding, is in solid poplar and birch plywood. The seat spring system uses intertwined elastic belts, while the seat cushion padded in goose down and polyester wadding.
The feet are in moulded aluminium with ruthenium finish.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Base finish||column base|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Material||leather from hide centre|