Discoloses the Undecided sofa. A comfort zone for decision makers!
Designed by Raffaella Mangiarotti and Ikka Suppanen, th revolutionary “Undecided sofa” will be the main character of the new exhibition layout of the Milan showroom of Manerba, boutique company that has been producing office furniture for 40 years.
The original name of the sofa ironically refers to when you have to take a business decision: an almost magical place, cosy and warm, where you sit down undecided and get up with clear ideas.
Undecided sofa is one of the first results of product coming from a research that Raffaella Mangiarotti has been carrying out for years in close relation with the company to achieve a domestic image and emotion in the office. The research has started five years ago with a systemic study on materials, finishes and colours, that today has become a distinctive and key point of the company identity and image.
The project answers the need for innovation in our relations between work space/domestic space and private space/public space, closely linked to the new concept of living physical space in this age of constant connection.
Seating for workspaces bringing total mutation and redefinition; a synthesis between Scandinavian simplicity and Italian elegance: the high, upholstered back is an invitation to carve out a private and reserved niche, where people can meet informally. A convenient and soundproof location, where you can talk face to face, leaning on the soft cushions.
The sofa itself is a composition of upholstered parts which overlap: as you wear your favourite duvet jacket, Ilkka Suppanen and Raffaella Mangiarotti have designed a sofa for us to experience, while working, the same comfort as when we chat under the duvet.
The name is intended as a tribute, not only to the sensations of relaxation – even in a meeting -, but also to the wide range of colours and upholstery fabrics, freely combined, from the many-coloured to the more sober. Maybe ‘Undecided sofa’ can even give you a hand in choosing!
Consistent with the general scenic design of Jannelli&Volpi exhibition area, entitled “Wallpaper Rhapsody”, the sofa will be presented with a set-up, which reproduces a photographic location, whose backcloth is created by a fall of precious and original wallpapers.
In this set visitors will be invited to settle on the sofa for a photographic portrait, shot by young students of the photography course of NABA. The most beautiful shots will be posted on the social media.
In the working environment we could define it “Undecided Sofa… for Decision Makers!”
Dimensions: L. cm. 233 x D. 80 cm. H. back 94 cm/127 cm/160 cm