The new sofa system by Vincent Van Duysen for Molteni&C

Rigorous shapes inspired by the 1960s’ season of design 'made in the U.S.A.'

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23/06/2020 - Molteni&C presents Octave, a system of modular sofas featuring rigorous shapes designed by Vincent Van Duysen. A project that recalls the 1960s’ memorable season of design “made in the U.S.A.” by leading architects and designers of the calibre of Mies van der Rohe, George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.
'The Octave sofa collection is a subtle study of proportions, creating a graphic interplay of geometric volumes', says Vincent Van Duysen. 'The feet, key features, underline the lightness of the sofa, as if it were suspended in air. Note also the embossed border that elegantly highlights the proportions of the padded volumes. I accessories / leather trays enrich the various compositions'.
A design marked by geometrical lines, based on mix & match modular elements that came together in linear, angular compositions or with the addition of hanging trapezoidal or rectangular elements in unusual and highly appealing configurations.
Blade-like extruded steel legs support the base on which rest low rectangular textile or leather upholstered backrests, of the same thickness as the cosy seat cushions. Guaranteeing the utmost comfort, complementary cushions, again rectangular or square, along with the headrest that can be freely positioned on the backrest, enabling it to be used in various positions. In addition to the traditional linear or corner elements, Octave offers open elements with which to create chaises longues or poufs that can be arranged alongside the composition or used as free-standing elements, also for the centre of the room. The conjoining rectangular or trapezoidal elements feature innovative leather trays on which to place all kinds of objects.
Thanks to the possibility of creating articulated compositions, Octave is ideal in a home working environment via the use of binding components designed to support laptops., small printers and tablets. It comes natural the combination with Touch Down Unit, design Studio Klass, produced by UniFor. An innovative project also designed for home office. A compact mobile workstation, on which working seated or standing.

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