With ample proportions, though without becoming bulky, the new seating systems become reassuring presences in the living room, ready to overturn the traditional idea of the sofa to offer a more dynamic, personalized and transformable concept that addresses the comfort of every part of the body, inserting headrests, back supports or special custom features to stretch your legs. Large depth makes them ideal places for reading, relaxing, sleeping, but also for working or even eating.
The Roger seating system designed by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti comes from the idea of an open project, to configure with imagination and to personalize with style. It offers a very wide range of variants, putting aside any design limits. The system includes three types of pieces: Roger Suite, with seat cushion and a depth of 101 cm; Roger Spring, a monoblock seat with the same depth; and Roger Spring Sofà, with depth reduced to 94 cm, without armrests.
For Flexform, Antonio Citterio presents the Harper seating system, with elegant allure thanks to its balanced proportions, sartorial workmanship for the covers, and great attention to detail. The distinctive features of the Harper sofa are the storage armrests covered in cowhide. Made with a thin sheet of metal covered in cowhide, they have been specially designed for a range of different uses: the compartments can be used to store blankets, magazines and books, and a practical shelf keeps everyday objects in order, such as remote control units.
The Litos (on cover) system by Sebastian Herkner for Cappellini, with its low backs and irregular volumes inspired by the shape of seaside cliffs in Salento, makes nature a domestic protagonist. Featuring rounded, ample seats that encourage informal use, the system offers various possibilities for the covers, in fabric or leather.
Framed by a structure in dark stained wood, Alberese Wood by Piero Lissoni for DePadova speaks of a new approach to nature and the landscape of Maremma, with soft contours that slide delicately onto the perfect line of the frame, which can extend at the side of the sofa to form square or rectangular tables, also available in a freestanding version, with tops in wood or marble. All the elements of the system have deep seats – single or corner modules, but also a chaise longue and an ottoman – with which to create different, unique solutions.
Noonu is the name of the new sofa system of B&B Italia designed by Antonio Citterio. There are four basic elements, namely a square, a rectangle, and unusual geometric shapes like a “pianoforte” and a “sail.” The piano base creates a welcoming curve for the back, while the sail generates a rounded volume at the front. The seats are deep, with a single large cushion. The back slopes to accept cushions, arranged as desired. Extra character is added by a freely placed support: a roll cushion held with belts on a structure of die-cast aluminium, inserted below the seat cushion.
Gast is a sofa that arrives from the creative mind of the Guatemala-based designer Luis Arrivillaga, in his first collaboration with Frag. The design of Gast brings together classic inspiration from the sofas of the early 1900s, ironically mixed with 1960s influences. The wide selection of pieces – linear units, chaises longues, as well as special terminal modules, generates a system for flexible compositions: from a simple linear sofa to more complex configurations.
The Dee Dee corner sofa with ottoman by BertO has been designed by Castello Lagravinese Studio and is based on the combination of various components and the new Rockaway leather pouf: a freely placed item formed by a double specular curve, as a protagonist in large corner compositions, or coordinated with other elements to become a terminal portion in modern, minimal configurations. The brackets in black embossed steel support the very light steel bases. The unique characteristic of the design of Dee Dee is the inimitable leather belting that wraps the armrest.
Grand Angle, designed by Marie Christine Dorner for Ligne Roset, is a deep, multiform sofa. It stands out for the remarkable stitching which creates an elastic weave for an impeccable look in all the positions of the back. The wide armrest can also be used for sitting, while the down-filled back supports are dense, for a comfortable position.
For Louis by Meridiani, Andrea Parisio has created shaped oblique armrests as the earmark of the collection. Thanks to the entire seat cushion, the image is soft but sophisticated. The possibility of playing with elements of different depths permits eclectic, versatile compositions. The collection also contains new modules and a headrest in woven cowhide.
Hab, the seating system created by Marc Sadler for Désirée, offers maximum comfort with adjustable backs and armrests. The soft padding and lower back support bring excellent comfort, in a pleasant embrace. Hab, with its flexible combinations, contains an anthropomorphic piece that allows the legs to stretch out, emphasizing the sofa’s main mission: relaxation.
An evolution of the Elissa collection, the Sectional version conserves the aesthetic styling and construction details of the first project created by Dainelli Studio for Gallotti&Radice, opening the way for new modular approaches and more ample proportions. The armrest remains the protagonist and the distinctive feature of the product, with a base in mud-color lacquered wood. Available with covering in fabric or leather, in all the colors of the company’s range.