Shiki

Design Damian Williamson - 2019

Monobloc and modular sofas. Wooden base covered with the same fabric or leather of the sofa. Wooden frame. Elastic strips suspension. Backrest and seat upholstered with graduated polyurethane/heat-bound polyester fibre. Backrest cushion in 100% new goose feathers. Roll-shaped cushion in polyurethane/heat-bound polyester fibre. Removable fabric or leather cover with quilted seat cushion. Upon request, only for the monobloc sofas, the version with all higher backrests is available.

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Inspired by the spare simplicity of the traditional Japanese futon, this sofa evokes the appearance of a thick padded mattress resting upon an upholstered wood base. The refined, quilted motif delimits the generous seat cushion, embellished by the sartorial detail of hand-made toggles in nuanced shades of the upholstery. The design is characterised by the dynamic alternation of different thicknesses and heights, mimicking an urban skyline, an architectural composition created from harmoniously contrasting materials, finishes and volumes.

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"Carefully arranging each element in such a way as to evoke a sense of harmony while simultaneously emphasising these contrasts to communicate a visual tension." (Damian Williamson)