The Aztec sofa designed by Gerard van den Berg for Montis features a rounded, robust, and yet soft appearance, offering a reassuring feeling of security as it embraces you from all sides. Thanks to the generous height and width of its back and armrests, the Aztec meets all your modular demands. The firm, flat surface of the back and arm panels also serve as a comfortable place to sit or a sturdy surface for a tray, stack of books, or laptop. The angled grooves on the insides make for attractive yet functional design detail, providing maximum support and added comfort. Just try sitting at an angle or lie down with your head against the high armrest – you’ll see that the comfort remains the same.
Gerard van den Berg
Plain, usually slightly curved, and yet suggestive and unmistakable forms are typical of Gerard van den Berg. The Dutch designer consciously goes for simplicity and for this very reason shows his creative ability. Van den Berg, born in 1947, studied furniture building and design at a technical college in Rotterdam. In the Seventies he founded together with his brother the Montis. Thanks to his designs the young company soon attained international recognition. His success did not stop there. After leaving Montis in the early Nineties, Gerard has worked as a freelance designer and founded and new furniture comapny Label . Over the years his work for leading international furniture companies and numerous prizes and awards testify to his creative ability. Apart from furniture, Gerard also designs lamps, exhibition buildings and interiors for companies and offices.