Mex Cube Sofa Seating System
The Mex Cube sofa designed by Piero Lissoni for Cassina sets out to be a system marked by extreme versatility. It is a modular seating system available in two depths that can be combined, with or without a backrest or armrest. Different shapes and functions allow for countless possible compositions: corner, straight, island, with opposite seats, with carefully designed sizes and proportions, trace the personal gestures of everyday living. For quick-ship options, please see the spec sheet to the left or call 800.886.0867 for details.
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.