Cube sofa by Piero Lissoni is extra comfortable thanks to its state-of-the-art construction, with light-weight Dacron filling for the cushions, all underpinned by the elegant cast aluminum sleds. An evolution of the iconic Otto sofa, the Cube collection revisits and softens up the sober and minimal style of the original. By dispensing with the side and rear panels, the overall proportions change, the original design is simplified while maintaining the same impactful looks and functionalities. The attractive line-up of the cushions, created thanks to the sartorial precision of the leather or fabric covers, highlights the crafts excellence. The 8 Cube collection consists of modular units that work equally well alone as in a composition.
Industrial but playful might sound like a contradiction, but in the hands of Piero Lissoni, it makes perfect sense. The Italian architect and designer has become one of the most accomplished of his generation, with collaborations with everyone from Alessi to Flos to Tecno. After training as an architect at the prestigious Politecnico di Milano University, Lissoni formed his own firm to create witty takes on modernism’s clean lines.
In 1996, he launched a visual communication agency, Graph.x, followed 17 years later by Lissoni Architettura, which handles interior design projects. But Lissoni’s furnishings really show off his charm: his Otto seating system for Cassina, named for the way the numeral is pronounced in Italian, tosses a titular number of comfy cushions into a slim aluminum rectangle for a perfect blend of hard and soft. And his Extrasoft system for Living Divani tosses away the frame entirely. It’s a chic take on the kid’s bedroom favorite, the beanbag, but with a lifetime’s worth of possible arrangements.
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