In January, Moroso strengthens its presence in France and returns to Maison & Objet in Paris.
The Moroso stand will feature some of the new products on show at the lastSalone del Mobile in Milan: the Gogan collection by PatriciaUrquiola and the Precious chair family by Johannes Torpe. These new products will be accompanied by the Pipe chairs by Sebastian Herkner and the Mathildaand Phoenix tables by Patricia Urquiola. The installation will be completed by the Shadowy armchair by Tord Boontje, an icon of theM’Afrique outdoor collection.
In theGogan sofa, which owes its name to the Japanese stones traditionally used to protect and decorate the banks of rivers and lakes, the slightly irregular shape creates a sense of balance between the elements: through an interplay of gravity and balance, shapes that should be heavy become light. The backrest and seat are joined by reinforcements that accentuate the sofa’s light design, giving the impression that it is suspended above the ground.
The three-seater version of the sofa with Zanzibar mohair velvet upholstery by Vescom (top photo) and the corner sofa with Orsetto upholstery (above) will also be on stage. This ’70s-inspired fabric, which was recently rediscovered in the Moroso archive, enhances the concept of the Gogan sofa by reproducing the surface of a river stone with its rich bouclé texture, which conceals the sofa’s seams, giving the smooth, natural surfaces a uniform appearance. The Gogan armchair with Terrazzofabric upholstery, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Morosoand produced byLimonta, will also be on display. Terrazzo is a jacquard fabric that recreates the colour effects of typical 16th-century Venetian floors known as “terrazzi” or “seminati” and characterized by decorations made through the variety of marble colours.
The Mathilda table by Patricia Urquiola, which is entirely made of wood and characterized by two trestle legs that support the top, will be combined with the Precious collection, in various finishes and heights. The Precious chairs, designed by Johannes Torpe, boast a minimal and elegant design, combining sophistication with product solidity, which also makes them suitable for intensive use, such as in the contract sector. Following the current taste and love for “precious” materials, typical of Moroso, the range of textiles and finishes in thePrecious collection has been expanded, with particular attention to detail.
The stand will be completed by the Pipe armchairs by Sebastian Herkner, which have a minimal, robust structure made with a powder-coated aluminium tube with an 80 mm diameter. A seat cushion with a roundish shape rests on top, a veiled allusion to the concept of an inflatable module; the backrest, like a bold bracket, promises comfort. The effect is a pleasant, casual and light roundness.
The entire exhibition area will be enhanced and completed by nanimarquina rugs, truly unique artisan products.