18 Jan 2021 • Furniture
On the hunt for that perfect rounded seat? We share 7 designs
A current darling of interior buffs on Instagram, curvaceous seating is having a moment in the sun. These forms bring sculpture and softness to a space, creating visual fluidity within the interior and motivating a more intuitive sense of use. Here are seven designs to add to your moodboard should such an element be top of list for your next project.
Note Design Studio got to work creating two individual, yet complementary, ranges of armchairs and sofas for Sancal. Pictured is the quilted Remnant armchair – it’s imagined to represent the possibilities of leftover material after sculpting a form, in this case the matching Core sofa. Mixing and matching the pieces is encouraged: a range of fabrics helps bring texture and colour to a space.
OVA & UNDA
Pode’s harmonious table-and-pouf combination Ova & Unda is the work of German designer-carpenter Meike Harde. Harde’s design gives the user the chance to coordinate the set up to their own needs. The oak, lacquer or ceramic Ova tables slide seamlessly over the sturdy square Unda poufs, which come in two sizes and five upholstery options.
Designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Pedrali, the Buddy collection is a family of seats and poufs characterized by rounded shapes and soft lines. Four densities of polyurethane foam go into making the curvaceous structure of the comfortable Buddy sofa, which can be selected with two or three seats. And, available in different sizes, the poufs can be made to incorporate a backrest. The versatility of the range empowers people to create a seating environment unique to their space.
Riviera, a creative hub in Milan run by Simple Flair and Lapalma, served as the location for a double exhibition by Lapalma. The furniture manufacturer set up a scene of its new and classic products both inside Riviera and in the surrounding outdoor space on the frequented Gorani square. Anderssen & Voll’s vibrant, curvaceous Kipu ottomans (pictured), Francesco Rota’s versatile Jey side tables and Romano Marcato’s Yo side tables were the Lapalma products in the exterior environment.
Canadian designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg’s first collection for B&B Italia, Naviglio, explores the dialogue between structure and form. ‘We began the design process by taking an assortment of simple organic forms and playing with their interactions,’ says Pushelberg. The end products – a chaise longue and ottoman elements as well as a complementary service table – connect this investigation with B&B Italia’s state-of-the-art moulding technologies.
Taking inspiration from the urban ecosystem of the Sassi di Matera, two historical districts in Matera, Italy, Gordon Guillaumier created a sectional system which shares the same name as the city. The Tacchini seating, like the ecosystem, harmoniously brings together individual elements which can be joined to suit the specific needs of workspaces. Matera is complemented by tabletop surfaces and wireless chargers.
Patricia Urquiola’s newest lounge chair design for Moroso is a tribute to her origins and the art of the late San Sebastián sculptor Eduardo Chillida, who created designs in dialogue with their surroundings. Juxtaposing curved and straight lines sought to do the same with Ruff, a geometrical seat fit for the contract and hospitality sectors as well as residential interiors.