Available in a bevy of colours and sizes, these comfy contract and residential seating options – from the likes of Sancal, Moroso and Rolf Benz – add a jolt of energy to a room.
1 Halo by Soft Line
Like a saintly halo, the back of this modular sofa by Milan’s Skrivo Design has a softly contoured shape. Two sizes of the sound-absorbing backrest are available to be paired with the sofa or chair-sized seats, all of which are suited to public and private environments.
2 Conduit by Moroso
Jörg Schellmann’s collection is inspired by Peter Halley‘s vibrant “Cell and Conduit” painting. Defined by soft blocks bound together by a thin, bright metal tube, the collection consists of a two- or three-seater sofa and an armchair. The extra-wide armrests can support laptops, newspapers or books.
3 Tiki by Fogia
Andreas Engesvik’s tailored sofa, armchair and matching stool for Swedish manufacturer Fogia lends the illusion of lightness. The collection, with slim cushions and a slightly worn appearance, is available in a variety of fabrics and leathers.
4 Landscape by Dune
New York manufacturer Dune brought in Oslo designer Nina Edwards Anker to create this electric-green serpentine modular collection, which includes sectional and corner pieces that can be combined for multiple configurations. It suits residential or commercial applications.
5 808 by Thonet
Forever refining its modern-traditional offerings, Thonet brought on Germany’s Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner of Formstelle to reinterpret a traditional wing chair. The result is an angular semi-private seat that allows the user to rest and recline. Its front and back can be upholstered in matching or contrasting fabrics.
6 323 by Rolf Benz
This ultra-modern sofa by Germany’s Anita Schmidt is a revamp of a piece designed by Rolf Benz 25 years ago that wraps its angular legs in upholstery. The new version is ruched and available in two seat depths, two seat heights, three widths and two elegant leg options.
7 Mayor by &Tradition
Originally designed for Søllerød City Hall by Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen in 1939, the elegant Mayor sofa has been reissued by Denmark’s &Tradition. The tightly upholstered three-seater atop oak legs can be covered in Kvadrat fabrics or leather, and suits home or office settings.
8 Barnaby by Sancal
Paris’s Perrine & Gilles artfully covered its line of playful seating for Spanish manufacturer Sancal in pale quilted fabrics. Barnaby, named after a pet for its cat-ear corners, is defined by its stitching and loose form, and is also available in a chair.