Volage EX‑S Sofa
The Volage EX‑S sofa designed by Philippe Starck for Cassina is a sectional characterized by a wide array of elements and a timelessly elegant aesthetic, suitable for any living room space. This sofa features an innovative approach to Cassina’s state-of-the-art capitonné technique. This industrial approach was developed by Philippe Starck and Cassina. In some instances, the traditional button is replaced by a concealed inner fastener. The uniform, extra-soft, feel of the backrest’s upholstery is achieved by using a pre-formed polyurethane insert. The sofa features just the one seat cushion and a particularly wide arm-rest; both are feather-filled with an expanded polyurethane core.
The design was updated in 2019 and is now available with a narrow armrest offering more space with the same overall dimensions. The precision-perfect edge-stitching, along with the impeccable leatherwork of the integrated side-tables, illustrate the meticulous attention to detail that informs Cassina’s master craftsmanship. The Volage EX‑S collection lends itself to a myriad of compositions and is now complemented by the new coordinated low tables, and a new module size.
Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humor that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days. Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - he remains committed to never forgetting the essential.
Starck possesses an anticipatory concern for environmental implications. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialization, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least.
Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all, he is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists.