Designer: Patricia Urquiola
Patricia UrquiolaХs has designed a surprising series of seats that transforms the tradition concept of the sofa. She has entitled the product Bend-Sofa due to its curvaceous albeit monolithic form. It gives the appearance of being manually moulded from a supple material as if by a sculptor. In practice, it issues from a study of 3-D models and digital research. Bend Sofa effectively conveys the idea of motion by alternating full and empty spaces. Contrasting seams add to the intrinsic design on the surface. The backrest is irregularly shaped, but without compromising comfort. Curved modules - assembled starting with the seats, ottoman and corner elements - form a sofa that breaks out of the usual visual schemes and differentiates from other contemporary pieces on account of its calculated eccentricity. Bend-Sofa offers flexible composition solutions, including small linear versions, corner solutions or a spectacular (non necessarily domestic) version that can fill a space with double-sided seating arrangements, becoming the absolute centre of attention with its iconic presence.
Internal frame: tubular steel and steel sections
Internal frame upholstery: BayfitЁ (BayerЁ) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre wadding
Feet: thermoplastic material
Cover: fabric, leather
All component elements are available in left and right-hand models.
To design modular compositions the elements have to be linked with sides of the same dimension (A + A or B + B).