Sofa Mantilla Fiori
- Designer:Kazuhide Takahama
Paradisoterrestre Edition 2017
First Production: Simon International, 1974
Materials: plywood base, polyurethane foam structure covered with black fabric, Fiori fabric with snaps fitting on metal rods inserted into the structure
Colours: Fiori fabric in two colour variants
Dimensions: cm W 225 D 86 H 70 | in W 88,6 D 33,8 H 27,5
Pierre Gonalons designed an exclusive fabric for covering Mantilla sofa in collaboration with Pierre Frey. Fiori fabric is a tribute to Dino Gavina’s history: from Fiori Futuristi to Bauhaus and Kinetic Art, his passions in the 70s.
Sober and elegant in the morning or in the evening light, in large rooms or in smaller spaces, Mantilla is so versatile and perfect as to be able to change its outfit in a flash. Dressed up for a dinner party or even undressed, every day in a different guise.
Mantilla was so called because of the mantle which covers it, thus distinguishing its look. The idea comes from an ancient memory: 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 is easily replaceable. The sofa can be equipped with more than one cloth, thus renewing the look of a room depending on the season, but even for particular events, or used without cloth.