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'Soriana' Lounge Chair

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  • Description
    The idea of comfort itself becomes a sofa. 'Soriana' came into being in 1969, thanks to an intuitive vision by Afra and Tobia Scarpa that was destined to rewrite the history of upholstered furniture. By taking advantage of new polyurethane foam forming techniques, they crafted a sofa that, for the first time, does not need internal support, but takes its shape from the grip of the metal structure that embraces it. In the sweet spot between formal and informal, it is inviting and open to new lifestyles; in 1970 Soriana was awarded the Compasso d’Oro as a masterpiece of complexity achieved through simple tools.

    “At the beginning, the workers did not understand that the leather covering was not supposed to be taut,” explained Tobia. “Rather it needed to appear like a soft, creased fabric curled around this soft mass and held together by a sort of giant metal spring.”

    Like many of the other styles from the 70s, it sits low to the ground — a welcoming gesture that allows people to come together without fuss or fanfare.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wooden panel base, metal structure, castors in steel and plastic and cotton fabric upholstery. Padding in polyurethane foam.
    Condition: Good. The Lounge Chair is in very good condition and was recently reupholstered.
    Creation Date: 1970s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 702660
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.04 in; H. 23.62 in; D. 49.21 in;
    W. 89 cm; H. 60 cm; D. 125 cm;
    Seat H. 15.75 in;
    Seat H. 40 cm;
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