If happiness and relaxation are associated with rounded forms (as explained in the article “Consumption in 2023: the forecasts of Ipsos and Catawiki”), sofas in the living area with rounded, organic lines can provide welcoming and comfortable settings, where the idea of space calls for the possibility of adding, subtracting, moving, varying.
The Pebble Rubble system (on cover) by the Swedish designers Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren of Front Design for Moroso is first of all a sensorial experience. It plays with the similarity between upholstered volumes and boulders polished by the wind and rain, and coated with an organic botanical layer that softens their ruggedness and makes their surfaces appealing and comfortable. The system is composed of 15 multi-element modules (seat and backs) completed by three poufs for free, flexible and creative arrangements of the parts.
The name Cloud already speaks of softness. The modular sofa designed by Francesco Rota for Lema is like a big game of free forms for juxtaposition as desired. Eleven modules are available in various depths, and three armrests of different size, form and height: the central module can be selected as a connected piece or a detached pouf. The back can also act as a side or a separator between two seats, while the armrest can become a small seat or table.
Cloud Infinity by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti&Radice is a modular sofa in form-fast expanded polyurethane and polyester fiber, with an internal structure in wood and black lacquered wooden feet. Available with covering in fabric or leather, in the full color range of the company.
The Greene sofa designed in 2019 by David Lopez Quincoces for Living Divani goes modular to become a Greene System. An elegant presence that shapes space with a sequence of curved backs bordering soft volumes, perched on slender legs, for a living area of warm minimalism, an invitation to take a break, to converse and to relax.
Fiocco, the sofa developed by Pinuccio Borgonovo for Flou, has seven basic seating elements with two chaise longue modules and one pentagonal form, that permit the creation of softly curved configurations. The ample cushions that function as backs and/or armrests come in two heights and are attached to the bases by means of U-shaped metal supports.
The collaboration between Piero Lissoni and Knoll continues with a new multifunctional sofa boasting fluid lines. Panoramic Sofa stands out for its transformative capabilities. It can be placed face to face, like a super chaise longue, an island, a bench, a daybed or a sofa. Thanks to the three mobile backs, with a simple gesture it is possible to move and revise the configuration for relaxation or conversation, resting the parts on a structure in steel tubing with anthracite gray coating or a shiny finish.
The new René sofa designed by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani is welcoming and comfortable; a design that offers great compositional flexibility in terms of available modules and combinations of materials. The parts – with rounded seats and backs – complete each other in a seamless game of linear and corner compositions.
The Julep family created by Jonas Wagell for Tacchini takes its cue from the avant-garde of the 1950s. The protagonist of the series is the sofa, whose rounded, ample shape sets the pace for the entire collection, including an armchair, a chaise longue and an ottoman. Completely upholstered, the seats have a full, abundant yet light look, thanks to the recessed base that invisibly raises the units off the ground.
Marcel Wanders Studio, at its fourth collaboration with Natuzzi Italia, presents a collection whose fulcrum is the Adam modular sofa, created to bring together sustainable materials and timeless design inspired by the Puglia region. The wooden base gives the sofa a natural, crafted image, while the ample seat and back cushions, with soft, rounded lines, are upholstered with Ecolympha polyurethane by Olmo, made only with natural and bio-compatible materials.
The Étienne sofa by Porada designed by Emanuela Garbin is a modular seating system featuring sinuous and rounded lines, with feet in solid walnut and gray pewter-finish metal. Covered in fabric or leather.
The Carol sofa by Castello Lagravinese Studio for Zanaboni has essential, soft lines, in a perfect encounter between style and comfort. Available in versions for two or three seats, armchair and pouf.
Assal by Roberto Cavalli Home Interiors is a sofa with soft, sensual forms to encourage relaxation and socializing. The clean design is enhanced by covering in supple leather, with visible stitching in a delicate tone of beige, while the cushions have animalier prints by the designer Fausto Puglisi. The sinuous lines of the sofa suggest organic, natural forms, confirming the evocative force of the name Assal, the African lake of Djibouti, transporting us into the wild climes that have always been a source of inspiration for Cavalli.