philippe nigro: pilotis for depadova philippe nigro: pilotis for depadova
jun 29, 2012

philippe nigro: pilotis for depadova

‘pilotis’ by philippe nigro for depadova image courtesy of depadova

‘pilotis’ is a three seat sofa by french designer philippe nigro for italian company depadova. the design is made with five legs that have adjustable feet that gravitate around the upholstered seat. sloping like the scaffolding of a construction, the stable nature of the natural or black oak base contrasts the softness of the bench, fabricated from goosedown with polyurethane foam support which is covered in either orange or grey removable cotton fabric. the back structure is made from steel with injection moulded polyurethane foam lined with polyester.

rear view image courtesy of depadova

design in grey image courtesy of depadova

rear view image courtesy of depadova

detail view of leg design image courtesy of depadova

‘pilotis’ by philippe nigro on show in depadova’s milan flagship store image © designboom

back view image © designboom

  • i like it but it looks to me that the wooden legs are going to tear a hole on the sofa pretty quick.

    Martin says:
  • How much is it? And where can I buy it Thanks

    Seroussi says:

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