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“Saké” by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia

Sofas de Rigueur: Salone del Mobile 2017

Sofas and couches were all the rage this year at Salone del Mobile, which hosted its 56th presentation last week. We saw them angular, comfortable, sleek, and plush—all worthy of a sit-down pit-stop. There were, however, a few favorites, so below, we’re sharing those.

From Cassina, we got a look at “Lady Divano” by Marco Zanuso—a simple and comfortable piece with four simple legs, a low armrest, and an elegant, fun black-and-white print called “Gingham.”

“Saké” by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia “Saké” by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.
Courtesy of B&B Italia.

B&B Italia showed many striking pieces, one of which we couldn’t shy away from. For the brand, Piero Lissoni created “Saké,” a leather couch fit for both a family and a bachelor. Sophisticated with an armrest on one side and an elongated extension on the other, the couch is held up by metal legs, and is low to the ground.

Developed by and for Vitra in Switzerland, the “Grand Sofà” by Antonio Citterio is the designer’s interpretation of luxurious comfort and contemporary design. “We started from the DNA of Vitra as a furniture company; we wanted to obtain contemporary, simple pieces that can be placed side by side, next to one another. We adopted the modernist principle of a distinct separation between the supporting and supported parts, in which each element clearly declares its function,” said Citterio

“Lady Divano” in Gingham by Cassina “Lady Divano” in Gingham by Cassina.
Courtesy of Cassina.

And Moooi presented “Boutique Botero” by Marcel Wanders. The cozy, tender green couch is convincing—skillfully modeled with four large ribs making up its body, with sweet and short curved metal legs, and plush seat and back cushions, too.


Grand Sofà” by Antonio Citterio for Vitra Grand Sofà” by Antonio Citterio for Vitra.
Courtesy of Vitra.




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