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Raffles sofa

By De Padova


  • Description

    For a book you can't put down, or a long night of cinema. A sofa-refuge, for coddling and cuddling. The seat is deep, the lower back cushion soft, for exceptional comfort. Relaxation par excellence. Raffles has an inborn, typically English elegance, with that extra touch that can be seen in the smallest details, like the front feet in turned wood, on small wheels. Seated on goosedown cushions, there's room for the whole family. Once you're alone, lying down is a must. Impossible to resist.

  • Technical Info

    2 seater RF/2: L:173 x D:112 x H:83cm (Seat height: 45cm)
    2 seater RF/P2: L:210 x D:112 x H:83cm (Seat height: 45cm)
    3 seater RF/3: L:250 x D:112 x H:83cm (Seat height: 45cm)
    3 seater RF/P3: L:310 x D:112 x H:83cm (Seat height: 45cm)

    Structure in wood; internal filler in polyurethane foam.
    The seat cushions are filled with goose down.
    The lower back support cushions are filled with polyester padding.
    The front feet have swivel casters; all four feet are in wood.
    Completely removable cover.

  • Designer
    Vico Magistretti

    Vico Magistretti was an architect and industrial designer celebrated as the dean of Italian modernism. Born in Milan, Italy on October 6th, 1920. Magistretti studied in Italy and Switzerland during the second World War and graduated from the Politecnico University in Milan in 1945. He started work in the studio of his father, who was an architect and soon came under the influence of the architect Ernesto Nathan Rogers.
    In 1959 he took part to the "Congres Internationaux d' Architecture Moderne" (CIAM) in Otterlo, Netherlands where he presented radical projects alongside other Italian architects (BBPR, Gardella, De Carlo...). Magistretti took part to the extraordinary experimental neighborhood on the edge of Milan (knows as QT8), where a group of emerging architects and planners were given complete freedom. This work stands out even today for the humanistic qualities of the architecture, and for its green space. It was in the 1950s that Magistretti focused on industrial design. In collaboration with the entrepreneurs and craftsmen, Magistretti saw possibilities for a new series of well-designed, mass-produced goods. In 1956 he contributed to the founding of ADI, the Italian Industrial Design Association.
    Magistretti taught for 20 years at the Royal College of Arts, where he was nominated as a Royal Designer. He has also been a Honorary Member of the Royal Scottish Incorporation of Architects. He was appointed as a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and of the Comitato Scientifico of the Politecnico University in Milan.
    On September 19th, 2006 Vico Magistretti passed away in Milan, Italy.

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  • Delivery

    9-10 weeks
    Made to order item

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