Masters of upholstered furniture Living Divani premiere new designs by their director Piero Lissoni, a fine-lined daybed and elegant pieces by young designers from around the world.
Lissoni has designed two new armchairs for the collection. Sartor. C conveys a casual vibe via a 'deconstructed' armrest and leather backrest cushion that is clasped to the back via exposed buttons. Meanwhile, the designer's quilted Easy Lipp armchair completes the upholstered Easy Lipp furniture series.
Lissoni is also the designer behind the relaxed looking Extrasoft bed. Extrasoft positions the mattress at the centre of a perimeter of softly volumed and stitched upholstery which becomes asymmetrical on the headboard.
Several young designers joined the Living Divani line-up including Norwegian Mikael Pedersen, who designed the multi-functional Imago coffee tables, and Luis Arrivillaga.
Arrivallaga was born in Guatemala but has been living in Milan since 2005. His Ceiba coat hanger was a slender and graphic addition to the range. Made with solid natural or charcoal dyed ash wood, it pays homage to ancient wood-working techniques.
David Lopez Quincoces introduced Agra, a fine-lined indoor/outdoor sofa with a thin mattress and bolster cushions. Available with either a naked frame or a frame enveloped in cellulose cord or waxed rope, the design can be transformed into a day bed or bed by removing the bolsters. Also on show was an outdoor armchair version of Agra featuring black waxed-rope weave.
In other outdoor additions were the new Tombolo armchairs by Bettina and Agnese Selva from studio UN pizzo. The design is a reinterpretation of the Cafè chair, designed by Piero Lissoni in 1999. The new ready-made version includes a lively weave on its frame that was inspired by the ancient Cantù lace techniques.