Sofa Mantilla “Fiori”
- Designer:Kazuhide Takahama
First Production: Simon International
Material: plywood base, polyurethane foam structure covered with black fabric, Pierre Frey fabric cloth with snaps fitting on metal rods inserted into the structure.
Colours: Beige, black, green and blue.
Size: L 225 x P 86 x H 70 cm
It suits to the silence and quiet elegance of the morning light while in the evening it’s right for very large or smaller rooms. So mutable and perfect to change its cloth in a flash, it can be dressed up for a dinner and easily undressed if it gets dirty, every day in a new guise. The Mantilla was so called because of the mantle which covers it, thus distinguishing its look.
The idea comes from an ancient memory, that is taking care of the furniture of the holiday mansions by covering them with fabrics during the long winter months. Each piece has its cloth which is perfectly contoured on the structure and hooked by means of suitable pressure buttons, so that it’s easily replaceable. The sofa can be equipped with more than one cloth, thus renewing the look of a room depending on the season in an instant, but even for particular events or used without cloth, left to its origi-nal aspect, too, only covered with black fabric. Pierre Gonalons designs an exclusive fabric for covering the Mantilla sofa. It’s a tribute to the Gavina history: from the Fiori Futuristi to the Bauhaus and the Kinetic Art, Dino Gavina all passions in the 70’ s.