Ultra Decorative Sofas & Seating Solutions from Moroso

Ultra Decorative Sofas & Seating Solutions from Moroso

Janel Laban
Apr 15, 2011

Such good stuff! Moroso was easily one of my favorite stops at Salone yesterday. Jam packed with people, it literally felt as if it was bursting with imagination and creative thinking. This is furniture that feels experimental in its approach to design, but embraces the decorative aesthetic; a hybrid of art and science and modernity that you can put in your livingroom!

Here are some of the seating solutions featured in the booth - new or updated for 2011, these pieces all stood out from the rest of the (very crowded) field in terms of the design details that can seem to elevate a simple piece of furniture to something much more interesting.

1. The example of Karmelina Martina's Miss Sarajevo sofa at the booth was a bit of a show stopper - gorgeously constructed, it took an already nicely shaped sofa and layered on a few ultra decorative details that add an air of what feels like personal style to a production piece: the rough-textured, colorful floral pillow, funky furry throw and, most especially, the subtle metallic embroidered border that flows around the bottom edge of the seat pillows.

2. Marc Thorpe's Blur sofa is straight up hardedged geometric minimal design made wild and unexpected with a spray of nearly flourescent pink paint/dye. Decorative yet controlled, pretty yet shocking; it was a visual mashup of opposites that simply works.

3. Patricia Urquiola's Klara line expands to add a small settee to the family. Charmingly oversized and comfortable, it exudes an air of friendly, almost storybook quirky scale that feels simultaneously retro and unmistakably current.

4&5. Elena Manferdini's design meets geoemetry exercise ends with lovely results. The ottoman by takes a beautiful pattern and puts in into a repeat and then folds and cuts it into a soft 3D version.


Images: Moroso

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