daniel libeskind composes gemma sofa for moroso with asymmetrical facets daniel libeskind composes gemma sofa for moroso with asymmetrical facets
apr 30, 2015

daniel libeskind composes gemma sofa for moroso with asymmetrical facets

daniel libeskind composes gemma sofa for moroso with asymmetrical facets

 

 

 

daniel libeskind considers design to be an exercise in small architecture, whereby ‘the landscape is replaced by the definition of a space and the population density by the single individual‘. his ‘gemma’ sofa for moroso expresses this notion, standing as a composition of asymmetrical sharp edges derived from 3D shapes — offset by the softness of its upholstery. the seating piece was developed from the idea of contrast, and the perception gained from interpreting a form which is the opposite of what one would usually expect. making its debut at the 2015 salone del mobile, the multi-faceted profile is both reminiscent of a precious stone, and the typical geometries of 15th century tapestries. daniel-libeskind_gemma_moroso_designboom_007
‘gemma’ is a composition of asymmetrical sharp edges derived from 3D shapes
     

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the profile is reminiscent of a precious stone, and the typical geometries of 15th century tapestries
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small model prototype of ‘gemma’

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daniel libeskind’s ‘gemma’ sofa on show at the moroso stand during milan design week 2015
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