It’s not simple to make something simple
by Martina Metzner | 9/29/2015
“A sofa is a platform for everyday life; people can read, watch TV, they eat on the sofa or work on their laptop in the evening – it is a platform for many different activities,” explain Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who designed the first version of the Mariposa Sofa in 2014.
The Mariposa Sofa owes its extraordinary comfort to its pleasantly soft upholstery and an ingenious adjustment mechanism, which makes it possible to individually adapt the side and backrest elements for various sitting or reclining positions. The sofa’s opening and closing wings are reflected in its name: Mariposa, the Spanish word for butterfly.
In collaboration with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra launches new variations of the Mariposa Sofa: the Mariposa Love Seat provides spacious seating for one person or – as the name suggests – a cosy spot for two love birds. The Mariposa 2- Seater is an ideal choice for small, urban apartments, offering full comfort despite its compact dimensions. These two models come with one continuous seat cushion – in contrast to the larger 2 ½-seater and 3-seater versions of Mariposa: fitted with two seat cushions, these sofas invite you to relax with a newspaper or to take a nap: the adjustable armrests function as a back or neck rest when a person is stretched out lengthwise. The range of sofas is complemented by round ottomans in three different sizes. They not only harmonise with the soft contours of the sofas, but create even more ways to enjoy Mariposa's superb comfort.
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