Moroso at Boutique Design New York
For the seventh year in a row Moroso has participated in BDNY – Boutique Design New York at the Javits Center, introducing to the hospitality market two new collections Heartbreaker and Precious by Johannes Torpe.
The Heartbreaker collection of sofas was designed as a system for the contract market combining pure, geometric shapes with the utmost comfort, allowing for these pieces to easily shift between heavy duty use and residential applications.
“Heartbreaker is an almost archetypal “big hotel sofa” interpreted in an ironic POP key with a play on shape, without losing sight of function and comfort. Extreme customization means there is a huge variety of fabrics and finishes available, enabling sofas to be created to meet all requirements.” Patrizia Moroso
The collection’s second distinguishing feature is the metal base profile available in a variety of finishes, which visually elevates and lightens the sofa’s substantial volume, lending it grace and personality, almost as if it were the Danish designer’s signature for Moroso.
“An old saying goes, the greatest love songs are written by songwriters with broken hearts – that was also the case when I designed the Heartbreaker sofa system. It may seem like a cliché, but it was in the scribbles during sleepless nights that this almost obvious shape took form, helping me to express my emotions through drawing.” Johannes Torpe
The Precious chair design is an attempt to slim down the cross-section to the lowest limit possible in order to create a lightweight, elegant product that would defy the laws of physics. The product’s minimalist shape nevertheless is combined with solidity, making it suitable for hospitality and contract use. In line with the trending taste and love for “precious” materials, the Precious collection offers a rich variety of fabrics and finishes and pays meticulous attention to detail. The legs on the chairs and stools are extremely slender and the chrome-plated or painted steel plate forming the base of the seat sports a minimalist design reminiscent of the shape of a thin ring or wedding ring.
“I designed the Precious collection of chairs in a moment of love and happiness; the inspiration really did come from imagining a ring on a finger. The seat of the chair is sitting on a shiny metal plate translating the same feeling, the connection to another human being translated into contemporary furniture”. Johannes Torpe.
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