Dock Sofa System
for B&B Italia
The Dock sofa system designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia is a haven for the home based around a solid platform that supports an eclectic composition that spans horizontally. The platform is a dynamic element, extending the entire length to form a base. The cushions play with sizes and proportions, making it possible to create double-sided, corner, and chaise longue compositions, with or without backrests suitable for the center of the room or more traditional settings.
The Dock sofa system can also be developed vertically and equipped with accessories that create a varied landscape. It is, in fact, possible to insert extra elements between the seat cushions, such as comfortable padded armrests and slender service elements placed on the platform. These supporting elements for the body and objects provide different choices for a visual rhythm, giving additional possibilities to experience and conceive the system. The armrest and seat cushions have elegant tone-on-tone stitching.
The comfortable soft padding creates a peaceful harbor, defined by selecting from different depths and either a 16 – 1/8″ or a lower 10 – 3/4″ seat height.
B&B Italia The Collection
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.