In time of distancing, the shapes and the upholstery soften. The curvilinear seats draw a metaphorical gesture of welcome favoring contact, at least visually. A transversal trend: indoor and outdoor

Contemporary Classics

An unmistakably curved silhouette unites sofas of different styles, materials and proportions. Be it evolutions of iconic models or new projects with a clear contemporary matrix that aspire to a timeless license. The seat is ideally inscribed in a circle, and invites users to experiment with new modes of comfort, more conversational and informal. Poltrona Frau, for example, has 'freed' the legendary Chester sofa by introducing new curved modules, with or without armrests, allowing original compositions, including concave-convex ones. Icosophà by Ceccotti Collezioni, designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, is characterized by the enveloping backrest that seems suspended, thanks to an elegant wooden structure. Its sinuous line and rounded corners refer to a certain American Fifties design, but also to the softness of Ico Parisi, to which the sofa dedicates a tribute. The formal rigor of the Venise upholstery system by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Lema is softened by the ability to modulate infinite compositional possibilities, thanks to a variegated abacus of elements. Fendi Casa, in the Moore Round sofa plays on the preciousness of materials and craftsmanship. High tailoring also for Gervasoni, which presents the new curved version of the Loll sofa by Paola Navone. Already in the name, the Audrey Motion sofa by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice declares a dynamic approach, not only for the curvilinear trend, but also for the asymmetrical momentum of the terminal.

Chester sofa, an icon by Poltrona Frau, evolves into a new curvilinear Chester Line version, with curved two-seater modules, in the versions with or without armrests, modular on their own, in sinuous serpentines or in combination with linear solutions. Feet in the classic spherical version in dark walnut or black lacquered beech, upholstered in Pelle Frau® leather also in the color variants of the new ColorSphere® system developed with Giulio Ridolfo.

Icosophà by Roberto Lazzeroni for Ceccotti Collezioni, sofa with an original curved structure in solid American walnut wood that supports a sinuous seat with a single cushion of great thickness and an enveloping suspended backrest. Equipped with brass feet and upholstered in fabric, it is available in a symmetrical version, in two lengths and a single depth seat, or asymmetrical with a double depth seat.

From the Soft collection by Lema, Venise sofa system by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti. A diversified series of elements - central, end, corner connections, dormeuse, trapezoid, curved and teardrop end modules - allow for ample compositional flexibility, accentuated by two seat depths and two types of armrests. Upholstery in fabric, leather or eco-leather.

Audrey Motion by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti&Radice, sofa with curved modules, with internal wooden structure and padding in non-deformable polyurethane foam with different densities. The base is in black lacquered wood, the upholstery is in fabric or leather in the colors of the samples. Photo Matteo Imbriani.

Moore Round sofa by Fendi Casa by Luxury Living Group is composed of two symmetrical curvilinear elements; lends itself to elegant customizations, such as the insertion of the Case embroidery on the armrest or a small table, with top in the marbles of the collection or in precious wood essences.

Gervasoni presents the Loll sofa by Paola Navone in a new modular version, which allows numerous compositions, including curved ones, thanks to angular elements. The solid wood structure houses a comfortable polyurethane foam shell covered with a special elastic fiber; the padded parts were made using a soft layer of channeled goose down, with the recovery of the traditional technique of using pocket springs in the seat cushions. Removable cover in fabric with craftsmanship of the sewing profiles.

Even outdoors

Outdoor spaces by their nature invite conviviality. Here the upholstered systems are transformed into real open-air lounges: colorful, sinuous, designed to share moments of informal relaxation. As in the case of the Trampoline sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina, with a playful but also green setting. Organic roundness also for the extensive lounge program of Royal Botania. Director of elegant en plein air sets, Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti and Kettal designs two soft modular systems. The trait d'union, of course, are the curves.

Trampoline, divano componibile outdoor di Patricia Urquiola per Cassina. Oltre che per le forme organiche e lo schienale a intreccio in corda di polipropilene e nylon realizzato a mano, si distingue per l’uso di materiali innovativi e sostenibili studiati da Cassina LAB, la collaborazione tra il Centro di Ricerche e Sviluppo aziendale e del Politecnico di Milano. Trampoline è infatti rivestito in tessuto Futura, prodotto in esclusiva da Reviva, in filato di poliestere realizzato con PET riciclato al 100%. Foto di De Pasquale +Maffini.

Rodolfo Dordoni designs New Molo for Kettal, an outdoor modular sofa for linear, angular and circular shapes. The system, covered in Terrain outdoor fabric, includes three types of supports: teak, concrete and aluminum.

Florida, by Rodolfo Dordoni for Minotti, is an outdoor upholstery system whose soft and geometric volumes can also be combined in sinuous compositions. The structure is made of metal, immersed in a foam padding, with subsequent covering in fiber and water-repellent fabric. The support feet and the rear supports that support the padded back are made of solid natural teak.

Organix, by Kris Van Puyvelde for Royal Botania, is a large collection of outdoor upholstered furniture made up of elements of organic shape, such as sofas, dormeuse, circular daybed and coffee tables, with a painted aluminum tubular structure. The cushions are in Quick Dry Foam, covered in technical fabric.


Organic softness

Hugs. Nomen omen. The sofa designed by Lorenza Bozzoli for Ghidini1961 ideally opens a gallery of models that focus not only on the lightness of the curves, but also on the generosity of the padding, for a total idea of ​​softness. The Curvy name chosen by Paola Navone for her sofa produced by Casamilano is also definitely allusive. Sitting on the Vao 380 sofa by Paolo Castelli from the Greenkiss collection is like sinking into a cloud, thanks also to the tactile bouclé wool covering.

Abbracci, by Lorenza Bozzoli for Ghidini1961 is a curvilinear sofa with padded seat in differentiated density polyurethane foam and Nabuk leather upholstery. The base is made up of a brass-finish aluminum tubular.

Curvy Sofa by Paola Navone for Casamilano, sofa with sinuous lines, with internal structure in wood, padding in differentiated density polyurethane foam and springing with elastic belts. The upholstery is in fabric (removable) or leather.

From the Greenkiss collection by Paolo Castelli, three-seater sofa Vao 380; it has legs in eco-sustainable solid ash with acetic finish, padding made with self-extinguishing organic rubber, jute straps. Non-removable cover in bouclé wool, linen or linen blend fabric.