At first glance, the austere grouping of the Donovan sofa elements calls to mind the essential nature of cubism. But once seated, the sensations change. Donovan’s softness is surprising, swathed as it is in goose down, arms and back included. While eight different thicknesses of expanded polyurethane lend the seat cushion comfort that cries out quality. One of the latest Donovan innovations is the one-piece seat that creates a uniform seating surface without the classic “cracks” between one seat and another, and makes it possible to group elements together, even using sections with different dimensions, to create original and pleasantly asymmetrical compositions. If it’s true that its personality tends toward understatement and aims to appeal primarily to younger tastes, that doesn’t close the door on versatility - at ease in a modern, minimalist setting, simply upholster it in a jacquard fabric and it’s a perfect fit for a more classic decor. As to details, the eyes are drawn to the alluring Black-Nickel metal designer feet; they stand out against the floor just enough to express themselves. In a whisper, but with attitude.