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Alessi + Sottsass: Iconic Design in the Late 1970s
By Roy Otwell
8/15/2017 1:38:00 PM  

 

Ettore Sottsass (1917 – 2007) would have turned 100 this year. In honor of this occasion, a number of museums and galleries have mounted retrospectives that explore Sottsass’ illustrious career over five decades as both an architect and product designer. Many of Sottsass’ designs are still in production for several manufacturers that Switch Modern represents – Alessi, BD Barcelona, Bitossi, Glas Italia, Kartell, and Zanotta. Throughout the remainder of the year, we thought our blog would be a great medium with which to explore various aspects of the objects developed for each of these brands. Today, we highlight the early part of Sottsass’ collaboration with Alessi in the late 1970s.

Along with several architects and designers in the 1970s – Franco Sargiani + Eija Helander, Alessandro Mendini, Richard Sapper, Riccardo Dalisi – Sottsass helped transform this Italian stainless steel manufacturer into Alberto Alessi’s vision of a “Design Factory.” While Sottsass started producing objects with Alessi in the 1970s, he continued to develop tabletop designs for Alessi in porcelain, wood, plastic, and metal throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His designs from the late 1970s are still in production today and are now considered icons.

 

1978: Sottsass develops an extraordinary range of tableware accessories – each piece like a small piece of architecture. The designer’s oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper shakers all feature a cylindrical form in thick, clear glass with caps in polished stainless steel akin to domes. In addition to the hugely popular 5070 set, Sottsass also created the 5071 parmesan cheese cellar and 5073 condiment set. Each of the components with each of these sets is also available separately – well-weighted cradle bases in polished stainless steel were developed for all of the sets allowing the user to easily move/present/place the group on a surface.

 

1979: In conjunction with Alberto Gozzi, Sottsass undertakes Alessi’s Programma 5 that carefully considers tools associated with preparing and serving cocktails, wine, and champagne. All of the resulting objects become some of the most popular barware pieces that Alessi produces. The forms of the various ice buckets are striking in their simplicity… the 5051 was designed for ice; the 5052 (available in two sizes) was designed to function as a wine or champagne cooler. While these can be used independently, they become uber-luxe when paired with the 5059 stand – a profoundly elegant piece that can be used adjacent to a table – moreover, in any interior where you would like to have easy access to an open bottle of champagne. Objects for the bar were also developed – the 5050 Boston cocktail shaker, 5053 strainer, 5054 stirrer, and 5055 ice tongs. Not only is each piece a beautiful object; each functions perfectly. The two-piece 5050 Boston shaker features a stainless base with a glass repository that is inverted to snugly fit within the base when shaking a cocktail. Using this piece is profoundly sensorial – not only does the transparent glass reveal the colors of the various liquors and mixers, the varying sounds of ice striking the stainless and glass creates a “symphony” in anticipation of that delicious libation. Bottle/drink coasters and a round tray in two sizes completed Programma 5.

We hope that you’ll check out all of the amazing Sottsass designs for Alessi that we show and stock in our Atlanta Alessi store – and, of course, all are also available at switchmodern.com. Stay tuned for additional blogs about Ettore Sottsass’ work for several other manufacturers.




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Kartell Goes Sottass: A Tribute to Memphis
By Scott Reilly
8/12/2017 10:17:00 AM  

 

As part of a tribute to Ettore Sottsass (1917 – 2007), Kartell has created a collection of designs that take their inspiration from the graphics and forms pioneered by the designer through the Memphis Movement in the 1980s. In addition to offering historic, graphic textiles by both Ettore Sottsass and Nathalie du Pasquier on many of Kartell’s extant upholstered designs like Philippe Starck’s Mademoiselle chair and Piero Lissoni’s Trix daybed, Kartell put into production for the first time three of Sottsass’ designs. The Calice vase along with the Colonna and Pilastro tables/stools are exciting Kartell additions. All were designed by Ettore Sottsass in 2004/2005 and were posthumously placed into serial production by the Italian manufacturer in 2015.

 

Sottsass’ Pilastro and Colonna tables are perfect as occasional/side tables or impromptu stools, these also look great when presented as a cluster in front of a sofa.

 

Pilastro is reminiscent of Sottsass’ totemic sculptures with their tubular rings organized around a columnar form. Each of the five colors – black, green, pink, purple, and red – all sport a fabulous interplay of glossy and matte surface treatment.

At almost 19” in height, the Calice vase will certainly have great visual impact on any surface where it is placed. Its assemblage of “vertical steps,” integrated truncated column, and exaggerated base footprint are all elements that figure prominently in several of Ettore Sottsass’ designs.

Like the Pilastro table/stool and Calice vase, Colonna is also available in five different colors. Ideal as occasional tables or stools – their vertical flutes engender a mesmerizing optical effect.

Philippe Starck’s Mademoiselle chair (2001) is now offered in several textile patterns that Sottsass designed in the early 1980s – iconic Letraset, frenetic Schizzo, and criss-crossed Rete – each textile is available in three colorways. Also offered is Nathalie du Pasquier’s 1981 Burundi pattern for Memphis – its available in two colorways. With any of these new Mademoiselle upholstery options, one can select the chair’s polycarbonate frame in glossy black or transparent.

 

Piero Lissoni’s Trix daybed (2006) has never looked as engaging as it does in Sottsass’ iconic Letraset textile. Sottsass developed the Letraset pattern in 1981 – Kartell now offers this textile in three colorways for Trix (shown here in vibrant fuchsia).

In addition to the aforementioned designs, Piero Lissoni’s Audrey chair as well as his Pop and Plastics Duo collection of lounge chair and sofas are available in all of the Sottsass textiles. Patricia Urquiola’s Foliage lounge chair and settee are available in Nathalie du Pasquier’s Burundi textiles. For more information about these new Sottsass designs or any of the other Kartell pieces that are now available in these engaging textiles that pay homage to Memphis, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Petite Friture: WEEK-END Collection
By Scott Reilly
8/7/2017 12:16:00 PM  

 

The WEEK-END Collection of outdoor furnishings designed by Studio Brichet Ziegler was recently introduced by French manufacturer and editor, Petite Friture. A comprehensive collection that includes dining chairs with or without arms, dining and bar-height tables of varying sizes, coffee and occasional tables, stool, lounge chair, bench, chaise longue, and even a child’s table and chair.

 

While slatted aluminum seating and surfaces for outdoor use have existed in various forms for decades, the designers, Pierre Brichet and Caroline Ziegler, have re-imagined these in a fabulously engaging way through their WEEK-END Collection. Slats are organized both vertically and horizontally within the same piece infusing the resulting form with an unexpected levity. The horizontally-oriented slats forming the upper portion of the backrest are objectified within an ellipse-shaped perimeter.

 

The entire collection is available with a choice of nine UV-resistant painted color finishes. Upper row (left to right): anthracite, white, blue, burgundy, and brown. Lower row (left to right): gray, yellow, black, and gold.

Switch Modern has recently started representing Petite Friture. We invite you to peruse some of the recent additions to our website. For more information about the WEEK-END Collection, or if there is a particular piece from this French manufacturer in which you are interested, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Poliform: Dama Table or Stool
By Roy Otwell
8/1/2017 2:45:00 PM  

 

The Poliform Dama table or stool is the perfect anywhere surface. Its cylindrical base tapers inwardly as it approaches the top – akin to being “cinched,” it cants sharply outward to define the top. The Dama table’s slightly concave surface makes it comfortable for use a stool yet it can also do double duty as an impromptu table.

 

The Dama stool is fabricated with a choice of Canaletto walnut or cedar wood. Given the inherent natural properties of the latter, Dama will sport knots and irregular cracks that become an engaging component of the table/stool’s aesthetic. A concealed, integrated metal plate located on the underside of the form ever so slightly elevates the table/stool above the surface on which it rests – this design element provides tremendous visual interest.

 

In addition to the natural Canaletto walnut and cedar wood versions, Dama is also available in a range of finishes – a staggering 27 different matte colors and 19 glossy lacquer options. Dama is also offered with two different footprint diameters – 13.5” for solid wood and 15” for painted finish – each version is 18” height. Dama looks amazing when used independently; it also is extraordinary when presented as a cluster in front of a sofa or sectional. Need it fast? The natural cedar version of Dama is available as part of our Quickship program.

For more information about the Poliform Dama table or stool, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or e-mail us at info@switchmodern.com




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Replacement Covers… Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, Zanotta
By Roy Otwell
7/20/2017 7:57:00 AM  

 

Groundpiece sectional, Antonio Citterio, Flexform, 2001. Since its introduction, Groundpiece has been one of Flexform’s most popular seating systems.

Many of the European brands that Switch Modern represents use tailor-made upholstery covers that are cleverly affixed to the upholstered form’s structure and cushions. Several sofas, sectionals, beds, and lounge chairs from a range of manufacturers – Bensen, Flexform, Giorgetti, Poliform, Walter Knoll, and Zanotta – all provide replacement covers for most pieces within their respective collections. Most even still produce these replacement covers for designs that have long been out of production. At a fraction of the cost of what a new example of the same piece would cost, new replacement upholstery covers represent a wonderful way to renew and refresh an existing piece that you’ve enjoyed over the years while protecting your long-term investment.

 

In addition to Groundpiece, the Flexform Patrik sofa shown in this print ad from 1985 was popular for years. You always loved the upholstery on this piece but perhaps your adorable pets also “loved” Patrik’s original upholstery way too much? Regardless of when they were purchased, all Flexform furniture pieces were an investment worthy of protecting by simply refreshing these pieces with new upholstery recovers.

 

 

Upper photo: Neo Sectional and Neo Sofa, Bensen, 1998. Lower photo: Canyon sectional seating system, Bensen, 2002. Designed by Niels Bendsten, the Neo and Canyon seating ranges have been popular since their respective introductions. Allright… you’ve become tired of that late 1990s fashion color upholstery that you originally ordered but you still really enjoy the comfort and look of these sectionals… replacement covers are the answer.

 

The Onto bed designed by Niels Bendsten in 1996 has been a Bensen classic for two decades… you still love the form and associated ergonomics but have become tired of the way the upholstered headboard looks after 15 years. It’s so easy to simply keep the bed and just order replacements covers. Swapping these out is easy and your bed will look and feel new again.

 

The iconic Gilda lounge chair (1954) and Sacco chair (1968) have been produced for years by Zanotta. Replacement covers are available for all upholstered Zanotta designs at a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire piece.

Whether your piece is still in production or now long out-of-production, all were designed with removable upholstery to not only enable periodic cleaning of the textile covers, but to actually change it up when you desire something different – color, pattern, or texture. Switch Modern provides quotations on a regular basis for replacement covers for various manufacturers that we represent. Please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com to get a quotation as well as review current textile options available.




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Poltrona Frau Quickship Sale: 30% Off Thru 7/31
By Scott Reilly
7/14/2017 9:56:00 AM  

 

Poltrona Frau and Switch Modern are having an incredible sale! Thru July 31, all Poltrona Frau Quickship items are 30% off – dining and lounge chairs, dining tables, sofas, beds, occasional tables, and lighting. Not only is this discount just phenomenal, it applies to all Poltrona Frau pieces that are in-stock in the United States. While Quickship items are only available with select upholstery and finish options, they are also available with an expedited lead time that is typically only 4 – 6 weeks from order. As pieces will sell out quickly, if something strikes your fancy, please give us a call at 404-605-0196 to review current Quickship inventory along with associated options and pricing.

 

This special Quickship sale includes (clockwise) iconic pieces like Jean-Marie Massaud’s popular Archibald lounge chair and optional matching ottoman; Gio Ponti’s Dezza lounge chair – a mid 1960s classic – is available with either black or Nest Madreperla leather upholstery and black lacquer legs; Roberto Lazzeroni’s chic Montera chairs in two versions; and Gastone Rinaldi’s T904 bench that combines a black frame with a teak-stained ash seating plane along with cushions in a choice of latte leather or taupe textile.

 

The 30% discount applies to (clockwise) Jean Marie Massaud’s popular John-John sofa and John-John bed – each is available in a neutral leather choice – the bed is available in both American king and queen sizes as part of the Quickship Program; Roberto Lazzeroni’s Bolero dining table is available in the 98.4” size that will comfortably seat six with a top surface choice of wengé-stained solid ash or marble; and the Bretagne bed that combines leather and textile upholstery is also available in American queen and king sizes.

 

Discounted Poltrona Frau Quickship items include (clockwise) Mossimosistema in two different upholstery options; Tito Agnoli’s Aurora Due bed with its engaging capitonné headboard in latte leather is available in American king or queen sizes; the Obi dresser and Obi nightstand – each with latte leather upholstered drawer fronts juxtaposed with walnut frames; Jean-Marie Massaud’s Bob tables are available in two heights – each Quickship version sports a combination of latte or anthracite leather with a chic anthracite base finish; and Roberto Lazzeroni’s luxe Ginger Ale swivel chair.

 

Discounted Poltrona Frau Quickship items include (clockwise) Jean-Marie Massaud’s Grantorino bed available in both American king or queen sizes; Roberto Lazzeroni’s enveloping and sensual Mamy Blue lounge chair; the timeless Liz dining chair that evokes midcentury simplicity and elegance is available with wengé-stained beech wood legs and latte leather; Massaud’s sophisticated glass Dido (table) and Holly (floor) lamp designs; Lazzeroni’s Fiorile occasional tables in three engaging forms – triangular, square, and rectilinear – each with a choice of surface in wengé-stained ash or marble; and Massaud’s Grantorino sofa.

For more information about any of the aforementioned Poltrona Frau Quickship pieces or to review associated samples along with current inventory and pricing, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Bensen Endless Sectional Seating
By Roy Otwell
7/12/2017 8:15:00 AM  

 

Bensen’s Endless sectional and sofa seating designed by Niels Bendtsen truly lives up to its name! Endless is a modular seating system with seemingly an infinite number of possible configurations.

 

This Endless sectional configuration viewed aerially illustrates how several different components can be combined. From left to right – a terminal element in standard depth, inwardly curved element in standard depth, armless element in standard depth, and deep terminal element. Eight optional loose square cushions provide additional back comfort as needed.

 

This simple rectilinear composition of three elements becomes visually engaging by having varied the depth of one of the Endless terminal elements. Each Endless modular element sports an internal composition of coils, memory foam, and fiber – all of which create the overall effect of a well-proportioned seating expanse that appears to “float” above the ground. Each element features a removable cover – its legs also function as connectors for the various pieces.

 

In addition to complex configurations, Endless can also be simply configured to create standard rectilinear “sofas” in various lengths and/or depths. As with all Bensen seating, expertly tailored upholstery is available in a wide range of Danish and Italian textiles that Bensen fabricates as removable covers – all with precisely integrated Velcro that affixes perfectly to the form. These removable covers are ideal for periodic cleaning and can easily be replaced to change up the color and texture while retaining your investment in the resulting sofa or sectional.

 

Bensen’s Endless includes nineteen different modular elements – with arms, without arms, inwardly and outwardly curved, full backs, partial backs, varying depths, as well as a loose square pillow/cushion. These elements can seemingly be combined in a staggering number of ways to create a seating expanse that not only provides an ideally-suited footprint for any interior but meets the user’s personal expectations of function and enjoyment. Bensen’s commitment to quality materials and construction ensures that Endless can be used in both contract and residential applications.

 

Just a few of the possible resulting Endless sectional configurations…. for more information about Bensen’s Endless seating system including possible configurations, upholstery options and associated pricing along with current manufacturer lead times, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Fritz Hansen PK22 + PK61 Anniversary Edition
By Roy Otwell
7/5/2017 12:47:00 PM  

 

Poul Kjaerholm’s iconic PK22 lounge chair and PK61 coffee table recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. In honor of the occasion Danish manufacturer, Fritz Hansen, recontextualized these two iconic designs with a new frame finish, velvety leather, and Vetra marble.

Poul Kjaerholm (1929 – 1980) was trained as a cabinetmaker and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in different construction materials – especially steel that he considered a natural material with the same inherent, creative exploratory value as other natural materials. Kaerholm began a collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen in 1955 to produce his furniture designs – this lasted until the designer’s death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of the extant Kjaerholm Collection that had been developed from 1951 to 1967. Kjaerholm’s designs are in the permanent collection of numerous museums worldwide including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The designer was also the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale in 1957 and 1960.

 

 

Kjaerholm’s iconic PK22 was first produced by E. Kold Christensen in 1956. In 1982, Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen starting producing Kjaerholm’s furniture designs. In honor of the 60th anniversary of one of the designer’s most popular pieces, Fritz Hansen created a new finish for the brushed stainless steel frame that has been electroplated in a chic anthracite color. This frame cradles the seat and back expanses that have been rendered in Royal Nubuck leather. This silky and smooth material provides an exquisite surface with a subtle, velvet-like texture.

 

 

To accompany the special edition PK22, Fritz Hansen applied the same anthracite electroplate to the brushed stainless steel frame of the PK61 and paired It with an elegant deep gray stone with striking white veining – this much-coveted Petra marble originates from Persia and is relatively easy to maintain given its hard, durable surface and low absorption composition.

 

Each piece is marked with a special logo that Fritz Hansen developed for the 60th anniversary.

These special 60th anniversary pieces are not only available on our website, but can be experienced firsthand at Switch Modern’s Atlanta showroom. For more information about these special pieces or any of the Poul Kjaerholm Collection produced by Fritz Hansen, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Jaime Hayon Wittmann Wings Bed
By Regan
6/21/2017 1:11:00 PM  

 

Jaime Hayon’s Wings bed for Wittmann, Austria, just arrived this week at our Atlanta showroom – it’s spectacular! In fact, several pieces from the Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection are now in the showroom. We have all been admiring these pieces and we thought that it would be great to share some thoughts about the collection and the Wings bed from both Wittmann’s Managing Director, Hartmut Roehrig, as well as designer, Jaime Hayon.

According to Roehrig, “More than ever, it is essential for companies to be on the lookout for an external impulse and work together with contemporary personalities – in the current project, with the designer Jaime Hayon. The objective of this project was to develop a new collection which emphasizes but also subtly alters the identity of Wittmann. Jaime Hayon has succeeded with his designs to communicate cheerfulness and confidence – almost playfully. Whether art, architecture, or design – all of his designs show a keen sense for that necessary touch of extravagance without sacrificing precision. Under the working title Hayon Wittmann Workshop, a product line has been created that is characterized by lightness and a certain sense of buoyancy. His designs, however, are still very recognizable Wittmann – timelessly elegant with perfect craftsmanship and highly practical.”

 

Wittmann takes sleep seriously. As with all of the Austrian manufacturer’s beds, the Wings bed is available in several American sizes. Wittmann also produces exquisite mattresses and bedding accessories – all available à la carte– to accompany their beds.

Wittmann: We have been producing beds for decades but this is your first bed design; can you tell us about your approach to this design?

Jaime Hayon: The first thing I’d say about the bed is that I approached it as a system, not in the accepted bed design sense of standard sizes or inbuilt storage, or in an architectural, dimensional kind of way. To be honest I knew that Wittmann were world class experts in that area so I was free to not even think about the dimensions but more about the bed as a total concept, not the modularity but to ask myself what are all the elements that I want to access when I am in bed. How can they be arranged in such a way that reaching for them is intuitive and comfortable as well as innovative if possible. I asked myself what do I want in my own bed. Hmmm, well always a glass of water nearby, my phone, good light to read by, total comfort and support for my back, privacy so that I can watch something or rad while maybe my wife is sleeping. Then I added in my experience for creating hotel rooms. For those rooms there are so many elements to do with cost and practicality for the cleaners to have access. For square footage and for how it fits the room, I reversed that approach and instead of starting with the bed I started with the bar that rises from the back. It was an elegant solution to contain the electricity and the mechanics to make our system come together. I thought of it as a tree with many branches – some of them weight bearing and others reaching out to the light – a combination of safe haven and cocoon that not only provides a protective shelter but also opens outwardly. The beauty of it is that more things can be added. Right now there is a table for example that is mobile but maybe in the future it’s a tray that extends, or a small seat. In the flexibility and possibilities, I think we have created something quite unique. It can be placed in the center of the room as statement piece or against a wall if that’s more practical - it’s very clever in that way.

 

Left photo: A detail of the signature “ear” associated with the Wings bed. Right photo: Hayon’s Vuelta low back lounge chairs with Grain Cut table. The Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection is characterized by the designer’s signature curves.

Wittmann: Can you tell us about the “ears”?

Jaime Hayon: The ears act as a doorway to the bed as well as, of course, bringing a touch of humor as you should try to go to bed happy! On a more serious note, though, they reflect the same curvature you see expressed across the whole Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection. One of the things that is important in the visual language of design and architecture is geometry and how it affects our way of experiencing things. There is a real visual comfort in the repetition of certain angles – it’s very mathematical, in fact. In this collection we repeated the same circular edge, the same radius each time. It is balanced across each piece. Balance is everything – whether it’s the balance of empty space or the repetition of one shape next to another, a sense of symmetry and order is crucial. You see it in architecture all the time and the geometry is perhaps the most important element of the collection as a whole but one that is in many ways invisible yet nonetheless makes an enormous subliminal and visual impact. If the Vuelta chair is in the same room as the bed it might not be immediately obvious but what you are experiencing when you see them together is the visual comfort of the geometry. If I had changed the radius of the curve or added a sharp angle in one piece and not the other, it would disrupt the order and the sense of balance so it’s a subtle but crucial element.

 

The Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection includes a number of pieces – seating, surfaces, shelving, and a bed. This photo illustrates the Vuelta lounge chairs – low back and high back – as well as the Vuelta sofa that is available in several sizes. In the center of this grouping is the elegant DD Table that features a juxtaposition of luxe materials – marble, leather, and bronze.

Switch Modern shows all of the Hayon Wittmann Workshop Collection on line as well as a number of pieces in our Atlanta showroom – all of which are being included in our upcoming pop-up exhibition entitled, Jaime Hayon @ Switch Modern. In addition to the furniture developed for Wittmann, the exhibition will also include Hayon’s designs for several other European manufacturers – &Tradition, BD Barcelona, Fritz Hansen, Moooi, and Nani Marquina. Switch Modern’s exhibition will be presented in our showroom from June 23 through July 23 with an opening reception on the evening of June 22 – we are delighted that Jaime Hayon will be in attendance. If you would like to join us, please click here for an invitation in order to RSVP. For more information about Jaime Hayon’s designs for Fritz Hansen, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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Edra: Extraordinary Sofas
By Regan
6/15/2017 10:11:00 AM  

 

Boa sofa, Campana Bothers, Edra, 2002. A profoundly sculptural “nest” that is composed of 100 meters of tubular velvet that has been filled with polyurethane chips and goose down. As much “soft sculpture” as it is seating.

While the aforementioned Boa sofa has been one of Edra’s most recently talked about seating designs (perhaps due to Kendall Jenner’s having purchased an example for her home). In honor of the manufacturer’s 30th anniversary, we were eager to highlight some other extraordinary Edra sofas and sectionals that were all designed by Francesco Binfaré. The designer’s decades-long background in research and development for both C&B Italia and then Cassina not only afforded a level of creativity and imagination to rethink the respective typologies of sofa and sectional, it provided the expertise to solve technical challenges to bring these pieces to fruition.

 

 

On the Rocks, sofa and sectional seating, Francesco Binfaré, Edra, 2004. Akin to a “seating landscape,” On the Rocks features several polyhedric shapes that can be configured to create an engaging modular form – its meandering backrest allows the user to access the seating expanse in a plethora of ways. Click here to enjoy a video created by Edra that explores the versatility of the On the Rocks sectional.

 

 

 

Flap sofa, Francesco Binfaré, Edra, Italy, 2006. As it name suggests, this seemingly enigmatic form is actually organized as an arrangement of “flaps” that can be adjusted in numerous ways to provide numerous opportunities for several people to sit, lay, and relax. Click here to see a video created by Edra that explores this extraordinary sofa.

 

 

Absolu, sofas and sectionals, Francesco Binfaré, Edra, 2015. The Absolu range of seating features "smart" cushions that tilt with the slightest movements to satisfy any desire for comfort. Various modular elements are available that allow the user to create both linear and curved compositions. Click here to view a video created by Edra about Absolu.

 

 

 

Essential sofas and sectionals, Francesco Binfaré, Edra, 2016. Characterized by its elegance and flexibility, Essential was designed to stimulate the encounter between individuals underscored by comfort. Click here to watch a video created by Edra about this “essential” addition to the manufacturers’ range of soft seating.

While Switch Modern shows an extensive range of Edra pieces online, we also have a number of remarkable and iconic Edra designs in our Atlanta showroom that you can experience firsthand. For more information on any of these extraordinary Edra sofas and sectionals, please contact us at 404-605-0196 or info@switchmodern.com




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