patricia urquiola's lilo chair for moroso references 1950 scandinavian modernism

patricia urquiola's lilo chair for moroso references 1950 scandinavian modernism


patricia urquiola’s lilo chair for moroso references 1950 scandinavian modernism
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‘lilo’, the first of patricia urquiola’s products for moroso’s 2015 collection, references the great modernist scandinavian designers of the 1950s. the classic frame is revised into a modern armchair featuring comfortable finishes, with a rugged wood structure that holds the weight of the bold upholstery that is positioned according to ergonomics; ensuring ideal support for every part of the body. the slight incline of the back, followed by the elongated shape of the armrests accompanies the resting, almost prone position.

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profile of ‘lilo’ reveals how the wood achieves strong linearity while supporting the rounded form of the cushion
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by incorporating a light finish, patricia urquiola has established a bold contrast between the colorful seat
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the chair is also available in a dark finish 
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‘bold’ sofa by patricia urquiola for moroso
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urquiola’s second design for the italian company’s 2015 product line is ‘bold’, a sofa with a simple, balanced and functional elegance. the seating piece draws attention to the value of the upholstery used, highlighting the quality of the finishes and details. together with moroso, urquiola has created a design in which the soft textile thins out towards the edges, whereby stitching is then used to accentuate the distinguishing features of ‘bold’.

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the design is characterized by the tapering of the upholstery at its edges, highlighted by top stitching
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patricia urquiola on her designs of ‘bold’ and ‘lilo’ for moroso
video courtesy of moroso

 

 

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