Spanish furnishings brand Missana has launched the Simone sofa, made by Estudio Sputnik to reference a grand piano and named soon after the well-known jazz and blues artist.
The quilted wooden-framed back of the Simone sofa sits elevated over the one particular-cushion seat by four metal rods – the two sections are upholstered in diverse colors to emphasise the separation.
4 hand-turned wooden legs, connected with crossed metal bars, lift the entire seat off the ground.
“The sofa is characterised by becoming divided into two components,” Sputnik’s Majo Fernandez told Dezeen. “We needed the top component of the sofa to be read through as an independent piece, much more dynamic and colourful, as opposed to the seat, which is more static and flat.”
Music plays a significant position the Valencia-based studio’s design and style approach, and the crew listen to distinct types of music even though they work. In this case it was a grand piano and the music of jazz legend Nina Simone that discovered its way into the design.
“We feel this sofa is immediately connected with the music, concretely a grand piano,” said Maria de la O Reyna, an additional of the studio’s 3 co-founders. “Although we were sketching, we considered about the elegance of the curves like a soft melody, and how playing with this concept, we could create a piece that reminds you of a piano and one of the most critical pianists in the world.”
The designers explained that Nina Simone is a favourite in the studio and as the sofa produced, they felt it grew to become much more feminine in its kind, with curves resembling individuals of a grand piano.
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“We borrowed the identify from Nina Simone as she is a sensual lady, with an exotic character and a really properly recognized piano artist,” mentioned the firm’s Mariola Reyna.
The Simone sofa is offered is a broad variety of fabrics from Danish brand Kvadrat and Dutch business Febrik. It has been designed so that it can be placed in the centre of a space, with equal interest paid to the back as the front.
“The design and style with the sinuous curves and type invites you to choose a area the place you might be in a position to surround it,” explained the designers. “We consider to take care with all the information and we have paid specific consideration on the two separated pieces, the joints and the back of the sofa.”
Estudio Sputnik launched its very first furnishings and homeware assortment in 2012, which incorporated a stool and table inspired by a Russian satellite that also leant its identify to the studio.
Other celebrities that have influenced style and architecture tasks incorporate Beyoncé, whose Ghost music video offered a reference for the curvaceous type of a proposed Melbourne skyscraper.
Photography is by David Rodríguez and Carlos Huecas.