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Miloe Seating System

c. 2012

by Piero Lissoni
for Cassina

Miloe Seating System

by Piero Lissoni
for  Cassina

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Piero Lissoni’s Miloe seating system was designed to exude comfort while provid­ing an exten­sive range of options for personal customiza­tion. All aspects of Miloe are char­ac­ter­ized by the designer’s signa­ture aesthet­ics of clean lines and balanced proportions.

Miloe is composed of several basic seating elements – two-seat sofas, center units in two differ­ent widths, corner elements, and ottomans in three differ­ent sizes. On top of these choices is the added option that each of the seating system elements is also avail­able in two differ­ent depths; this provides for either a consis­tent or widely varying profile within the result­ing system. All seating elements are also avail­able with an option of adding down-filled square or recti­lin­ear back cushions. 

Miloe is composed of CFC-free polyurethane atop a frame­work of elastic belting. Cush­ions have a polyurethane core with poly­ester or down padding. Numer­ous textile and leather uphol­stery options are avail­able for Miloe’s remov­able covers. The optional down-filled loose recti­lin­ear and square cush­ions are avail­able in the same uphol­stery options as the seating system itself – square cush­ions are also avail­able with the option of contrast­ing edge cross-grain piping in five colors selected by the designer. 


Piero Lissoni


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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