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.
Recently reintroduced and the new modified version boasts an improved interior that gives the sofa its signature rounded shape, but the exterior is sleeker than that of its original predecessor. Thanks to the generous height and width of its back and armrests, the Aztec meets all your modular demands. The back can be connected to an arm panel, which easily converts your couch into a corner sofa or a custom-made, extended model.
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 your laptop. The angled grooves on the insides make for interesting 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.
Montis Magazine 2020
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.