Rift Seating from Moroso

Named after the Great Rift Valley, Patricia Urquiola’s latest seating collection for Moroso was geologically inspired. Just like tectonic plates, which diverge, collide and overlap, creating several layers, the Rift sofas and chairs convey, in a highly unusual way, an effect of a sliding movement and asymmetric fusion.

The range includes eight interior pieces: a small chair, a slightly larger chair and a settee, three Y-shaped islands and two L-shaped compositions that could be considered either islands or sofas. They are made of stress resistant polyurethane foam in varied densities and polyester fibrefill on a hardwood frame. There are also indoor/outdoor chairs made of polyurethane shell and lacquered steel base. They come in two heights and about six colors including gray, violet, green, black and white.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.