Octave is an upholstered furniture system with a contemporary spirit, combining elegant forms with functional compositions and comfort. Its designer is Vincent Van Duysen, who has worked with Octave by Molteni & C. to develop a complete, rational program of pieces to be shaped and modeled in different configurations that can subsequently be modified. The result is a living system with a dynamic character and reassuring lines, where padded elements with geometric profiles generate an interplay of personalized volumes with alternating voids and solids. Linear and corner seats, trays and ottomans can be grouped and combined to create welcoming domestic islands to spend time on different activities – reading, work, resting, conversation – always in relaxing ways.
The back has double cushions: the classic arrangement is joined by elegant lower-back supports. The compositions include rigorous headrests with a geometric form that ensures perfect ergonomic balance. Attention to detail has been lavished on every part: the trays built into the composition are in sheet steel covered in regenerated cowhide in a range of colors; the feet, in thermowelded steel with a pewter and zinc coating, graphically define the composition and add lightness thanks to their slender oblong form. The system has removable covering in fabric or leather.