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Sofa : The New Center Stage


Text by Janto Wihardja, Photography courtesy of respective brands.

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Our Best Picks from the 55th of Salone del Mobile, April 2016

From the most prestigious exhibition, Milan’s high-end design extravaganza last April 2016 : Salone del Mobile , we have selected few products that represent the the new interpretation keys with respect to sofa design, flexibility and comfort factor. The quest for sofa’s best design is a never ending journey. A good portion of our time will be spending on a nice and comfortable sofa. The right sofa is very crucial not only it’s a matter of style but also a matter of how it could sparkle the room.

Here is the list of out best picks in no particular order :

Brand : Formitalia
Title : Granada

Review : Elegant and voluptuous, the quilted backrest induces a timeless appeal with the high quality  leather Vogue jade. The sofa looks very light with the brass feet design.
Bonus : The quilting of the cushions hints at a retro elegance

Brand : Saba
Title : New York Suite
Designer : Sergio Bicego

Review : The thickness and the softness of large cushions give an instant impression of extreme comfort and a sense of welcoming.
Bonus : The slim feet and removable covers.

Brand : Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV)
Title : Targa
Designer : GamFratesi (Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi)

Review : Combining the tradition of steam-bent wood with innovative technology results this elegant two seater sofa. For an instant the sofa could be mistaken for its rattan structure instead of solid beech wooden structure. In addition to the bent solid beech, its aesthetic is enhanced by woven cane.
Bonus : A must have sofa for those who are fans of the legendary Thonet Chair.

Brand : Giorgetti
Title : Drive
Designer : Carlo Colombo

Review : The minimalistic design with sinuous shape of the sofa is the star of the design. Loaded with some great features such as flexible polyurethane covered with fiber, the goose down filled cushions in two different sizes and solid walnut Canalleto wood for the feet design.
Bonus : The minimalist design looks awesomely elegant and cozy.

for further information about Giorgetti, please contact Prodotti Indonesia.

read also about Giorgetti 2016 Collection here

Brand : Sancal
Title : Obi
Designer : Rafa Garcia

Review : Inspired by the quilted kimono’s obi, this practical sofa with quilted seat and a simple shape offers elegant comfort.
Bonus : The lightness comes from the feet structure with two options : in ash or even more challenging look with transparent acrylic feet.

Brand : Hermès (Hermès Maison)
Title : Sellier Sofa
Designer :  Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance 

Review : The ultimate leather craftmanship combined with the best fabrics and woven rattan, the Sellier sofa is simply a bespoke sofa by Hermès. Nothing can simply go wrong with the softness of leather side pocket designed for magazine, remote control and etc.
Bonus : The best fabrics or the ultimate leathers that you could choose

read also about Hermès Maison 2016 Collection here

Brand : Zanotta
Title : Botero Sofa
Designer : Damian Williamson

Review : The slight inclination of the backrest provides extra comfort without cushions. The slender structure of the sofa’s feet makes the sofa look more elegance.
Bonus : Various configurations are available

Brand : Diesel by Moroso
Title : Gimme More Sofa
Designer :  Moroso

Review : The large backrest induces a sense of intimacy, relaxing and feeling protected.
Bonus : Adaptable and flexible configurations with the available chaise lounge and armchair from the same collection.

Brand : Minotti
Title : Freeman
Designer : Rodolfo Dordoni Design

Review : A charming sofa system that deserves to be a center stage of any living space with its elegant proportions. For reading and relaxing purposes available a practical headrest to promote good posture.
Bonus : The Seat cushions has a memory foam padding.

for further information about Minotti, please contact MOIE, Jakarta.

Brand : B&B Italia
Title : Richard
Designer : Antonio Citterio

Review : A perfect balance between sophisticated elegance and comfort. Various configurations provide surprising flexibility for any living room.
Bonus : Available in two depths and four sizes of optional cushions

read also about B&B Italia 2016 Collection here

Brand : Molteni & C
Title : Paul
Designer :  Vincent Van Duysen

Review : The instant impression is lightweight with minimalist design. Paul sofa could easily enhance the living room with its overall neat design.
Bonus : Variety of harmonious configurations are available

for further information about Molteni & C, please contact heim. Jakarta.

read also about Molteni & C 2016 Collection here

Brand : Moroso
Title : Belt
Designer : Patricia Urquiola

Review : Without any doubt, the design and the overall look of Belt definitely induces a pure state of relaxation. Since Patricia Urquiola has been appointed as Art Director of Cassina, perhaps we may not see her sofa design with other brands for sometime.

Brand : Flexform
Title : Zeno
Designer : Antonio Citterio

Review : Simple shape. A new distinctive design with the seen structure in metal tubing cover with cowhide. The curved armrest looks very cozy and relaxing for arms.
Bonus : Zeno comes with two version : low-set (the bottom sofa almost reaches the floor)and the other version the bottom sofa raised off the floor.

Brand : Rolf Benz
Title : Tondo
Designer : Labsdesign

Review : One of the few sofas that come with greater flexibility : the options of seat depths, backrest heights and the two level of comfort grade for the cushions (Lounge Deluxe and Lounge Plus)

for further information about Rolf Benz, please contact heim. Jakarta.

read also about Rolf Benz 2016 Collection here

Brand : Cassina
Title : Beam Sofa
Designer : Patricia Urquiola

Review : The sophisticated look reminds us back into the 70s with remarkable comfort and awesome genuine design for a modular sofa system (inclusive of center or end low tables)
Bonus : A range of compositions and looks available to suit your living room.

for further information about Cassina, please contact Ambiente, Jakarta.