Alongside the traditional sofa, enriched with copious cushions and a variety of arm options, there are large upholstered island surfaces, real atolls, than you can sink onto and take up any posture you like with the help of strategic support units of adjustable height and angle of inclination. All or this series seating surfaces are done in soft quilted leather or fabric.
Privé Collection, by Philippe Starck, for Cassina
A chair by the Finnish designer Timo Ripatti—in need of a manufacturer or, if its a one off, then a sold for a premium at auction.
Neliö, by Timo Ripatti
The fusion of a sphere and a cube – the base concept for the formal development of the line – creates external swellings that reveal a tension trapped inside the mass. When they are being used the pieces seem to lower themselves to envelope us in a welcoming hug. The design evokes the power, balance, and serenity of a Sumo wrestler.
Sumo armchair, by Xavier Lust, for Baleri Italia
With a torsion-flexible backrest providing comfort, Dis is built for adaptable situations, with its angular looks, it may fit well in a home office as well.
Dis, by Mario Ruiz, for Dynamobel
The shape of the shelving unit recalls rocks rising steeply out of the sea, natural cliff faces created by the constant action of waves and strong winds. To change the oblique angle from right to left or vice versa, simply turn the shelving unit upside down.
Ledge, by Kazuhiro Yamanaka, for Pallucco
Its quirky, but it works. A lounge chair that could fit well in either a home or office environment. A bit more casual than the standard classics, this chair looks like it might waddle away if not watched.
There it stands, bold and robust — and that really is important as this is not a chair for formal sitting, but an invitation to relax, lean back and put your feet up — ideally on the matching stool.
ClassiCon Satyr Armchair, Satyr II, by ForUse