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Patricia Urquiola Designs a Sofa for Moroso Inspired by Japanese Stones

04.22.19 | By
Patricia Urquiola Designs a Sofa for Moroso Inspired by Japanese Stones
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Fresh off its launch at Salone del Mobile, the Gogan sofa takes a fresh approach with seating design. Its curvy, oversized components reference Japanese stones that become smooth over time thanks to the wind and water. Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, the plush, irregular shape appears solid yet comfortable to lie on, perfectly positioned to hold its form much like a rock sculpture.

The seat slightly inclines towards the back for added comfort allowing the back cushion to remain low.

Abutments join the seat cushions with the back before running underneath the sofa for its structure, giving it the appearance that it’s floating.

The direction-free bouclé fabric is based on a 70’s fabric found in the Moroso textile archive which gives it a river rocklook.

Photos: Alessandro Paderni

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.