piero lissoni's avio sofa component system for knoll is designed to fit multiple spaces
 
piero lissoni's avio sofa component system for knoll is designed to fit multiple spaces piero lissoni's avio sofa component system for knoll is designed to fit multiple spaces
apr 26, 2016

piero lissoni's avio sofa component system for knoll is designed to fit multiple spaces

piero lissoni’s avio sofa component system for knoll is designed to fit multiple spaces
(above) image courtesy of federico cedrone

 

 

 

‘avio’, designed by piero lissoni for knoll is a contemporary, versatile sofa component system that can generate various sequences. the furniture piece which was exhibited at salone del mobile 2016, uses a slim structural framework and soft padded seating that blends perfectly into different settings.

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the versatile sofa component system is used to reinterpret multiple spaces
image courtesy of federico cedrone

 

 

 

‘avio’ is made with a load-bearing structure, a steel beam from which supports the seats, backs and tables. this framework translates into a versatile system that can generate benches, sofas for two or three people, a chaise longue, tabletops, in a practically infinite sequence, including corner compositions of impressive size. the padding provides maximum comfort, and the sofa can be covered in leather or fabric, completed with a decorative throw cushions.

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infinite sequences can be arranged using this framework
image courtesy of federico cedrone

 

 

 

‘this is a true industrial project, of great complexity,’ says piero lissoni, ‘based on the idea of a structural steel beam that through a series of brackets supports numerous parts for diversified use: the seats are conceived as platforms, but also as support surfaces made of multiple materials. in practice, it is a product that changes the traditional idea of upholstered furniture, taking the form of a technological and aesthetic alphabet to assemble in various compositions, for different needs.’

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‘avio’ is made with a load-bearing structure, a steel beam from which supports branch out for seats, backs and tables
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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this framework translates into a versatile system that can generate benches, sofas for two or three people
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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the sofa can be covered in leather or fabric, completed with a decorative throw cushions 
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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‘avio’ can compliment many different settings
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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the sofa uses uses a slim structural framework
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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the sofa covered in leather
image courtesy of federico cedrone

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‘avio’ was presented at salone del mobile 2016
image © designboom

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piero lissoni plays with contrasts, from the metal structure to the soft cushions
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