Curry sofa, included in the catalogue for the first time, Ryoba table and Frank chair
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The 2018 Porro Proposals by Piero Lissoni
26/04/2018 - In the spaces of the showroom at via Durini, Porro has presented the latest proposals designed by Piero Lissoni. The new Ryoba table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro pays homage to natural materials and the beauty of imperfection. Franciscan proportions for an intimate conviviality and visible breakings as by tradition. The Curry sofa is an absolute novelty introduced in the catalogue for the first time, with intentionally exaggerated proportions and an asymmetric seat paving the way to new forms of relaxation
An unusual softness distinguishes the 2018 settings thanks to the new sofas, which have been included in the catalogue for the first time, thus demonstrating the brand’s ability to move freely among different types of pieces and, at the same time, to maintain the same constant theme connecting its systems and products: the geometric nature of the shapes, the know-how in the workmanship of the materials and a scrupulous attention to details.
Suitable for large spaces, the new Curry sofa unquestionably belongs to the Porro imagination given its solid wood frame, transporting us to the East at the same time. Lissoni’s proportions, which have intentionally been exaggerated, and the pleasantly distorted shape as well create an asymmetrical chair that opens itself up to new forms of relaxation. With its sculptural silhouette and a strong graphical impact that vibrates in space, Curry enchants with the precious workmanship of its woven straw back: an industrial furnishing with an artisanal flavour expressing the various creative languages of our time.
The new Ryoba table pays homage to the naturalness of materials and the beauty of imperfection, with a drawn brass tube frame and top in European cherry wood. The very thick triangular legs create an easel on which the substantial top rests: 3 solid wood boards, each one slightly different from the other, simply assembled without glue thanks to a subtle tapering. The Franciscan proportions of the table, which is narrow and long to respect the natural size of the trunks, invite to a new intimate conviviality, while the exposed cracks and tiled knots underscore the poetry of this beautiful traditional wood which takes on a new life and becomes contemporary.
New convenience and expressive possibilities are brought to the dining room by the Frank chair, freely inspired by Scandinavian furniture. Its design combines 3 distinct elements in a harmonious indissoluble whole: the soft, enveloping shell-shaped back, the solid, robust metal structure that gains momentum thanks to the variable section of the leg, which is first circular and then square to support more firmly, and the high thickness of the seat with elastic straps, providing superior comfort.