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Ron Arad designs two sofas with surprising shapes for Moroso Collection

On the one hand, Ron Arad has devised Glider, made up of a single part, rounded upholstery to which a rocking structure can be added which transforms the sofa into a swing, and secondly, Matrizia, inspired by a discarded mattress, configured as a sofa-sculpture. Moroso presented both innovative pieces during Milan iSaloni 2015.

Glider fun and sensuality, function and stage presence concentrated in a generous, full, bold form. The challenge was not to build a traditional sofa with back, seat and armrests, but to start from a single volume, a single piece, and model it to make it as a comfortable as a classic sofa. The tub is then formed in a sort of cut which shapes the front part of the sofa, outlining soft and welcoming lines, to which a rocking structure can be added to transform the sofa into a swing, combining the experience of movement with comfort. The version on display at the Salone is to be upholstered with the Blur shaded fabric, produced by FEBRIK exclusively for Moroso, in the red-purple colourway.

Matrizia Matrizia is instead a sofa-sculpture, an upholstered furniture item which acts as the ideal midway point between design skill and craft talent. The idea came about by accident, after seeing mattresses dumped in the street when walking in town, a sight which captured the boundless imagination of Ron Arad and triggered an imaginary operation of salvage and decontextualisation. Matrizia was thus born by modelling and recovering a mattress so as to create a comfortable and innovative seat, while the name is a witty combination of the word “mattress” with “Patrizia”.

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