Known for their minimalist, pared down aesthetics, Oki Sato’s much-acclaimed Tokyo-based practice Nendo has realised this collection of geometrical glass tables for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Inspired, and named after the traditional Japanese screen, ‘Byobu’ comprises one circular and one rectangular model, each of which is composed of a translucent glass tabletop supported by an asymmetrical frame in either black or white finish. (more…)
The gradient pattern on the covering of the new Coat chair is a sophisticated play with shadow and optical illusion. The chair seems to grow out of itS base and the changing color underlines that the backrest is widening up towards the top.
Inspired by his long-time interest in sewing and embroidery, the award-winning Dutch designer and RCA professor Tord Boontje has unveiled his latest collection of plywood furniture which he created for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Consisting of three pieces: a chair, trangular table and multifaceted pendant lights, the series is characterised by the simple cross-stitch detailing which connects each of the designs while giving ‘an almost tribal or folk character to the pieces.’ (more…)
'Biknit' chaise longue by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso
It is a collaboration that has been going on for many years between the Spanish born and Milan based designer Patricia Urquiola and the Italian manufacturer Moroso. At this year’s Salone del Mobile they presented their most recent output: ‘Biknit’ is a series of upholstery furniture based on a simple, solid wooden base combined with an oversized knitted covering.
‘Free flow’ is a new modular upholstered seating system the Malta born and Milan based designer Gordon Guillaumier created for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Designed for large spaces the sofa’s composition is based on the idea of a flyover – it comprises two upholstered strips, one for the seat and one for the backrest. Depending on how it is used, these strips can criss-cross each other to create an interplaying form, and at the same time, it also allows for back-to-back seating.
The Indian born designer and graduate from Royal College of Art graduate Nipa Doshi Jonathan Levien realised this series of armchairs for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. The paper thin structure is based on a steel frame and cold-cured polyurethane foam upholstery. The cover is available in two versions: Either in a printed Kvadrat remix fabric with Swarovski crystal applications, or in Jacquard. The geometric pattern underlines the light, apparently folded seat shell.
Moroso, with Diesel, has created a collection of products with a relaxed and comfortable mood, taking its inspiration from an informal lifestyle concept and targeting consumers who like simple shapes yet at the same time seek a ‘modern’ style made up of high quality combined with a distinctive design of pure lines.
Diesel Lighting Collection by Foscarini
“We worked with the Diesel creative team, headed by Diesel Creative Director Wilbert Das, to develop an interesting and alternative collection idea which was to represent two different yet coexisting aspects of certain contemporary trends: one which is darker in tone, inspired by the underground world and with a more aggressive and enigmatic aesthetic, and the other lighter, inspired by nature and a visual radiance, with soft and welcoming shapes”, explained Patrizia Moroso who always follows all the phases of every design project personally.
Cage by Foscarini and Diesel
All this has produced the Camp and Rock collections: the first consisting of a sofa – Nebula Nine Sofa – which is soft like a large cloud, has generous shapes and where you can sit or lie on large, soft cushions with stonewashed linen covers which define the sofa, making it the ideal space for relaxing and socialising. The frame is in wood throughout, very strong and compact.
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