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The Superonda Sofa Gets a Terrazzo Refresh Inspired by a Venetian Palazzo

07.18.22 | By
The Superonda Sofa Gets a Terrazzo Refresh Inspired by a Venetian Palazzo

You’ve never seen a terrazzo like this before. Designer Bethan Laura Wood was invited by Poltronova to to create a covering for the iconic Superonda Sofa, originally designed in 1967 by Florentine group Archizoom Associati. Wood, who even today is still inspired by her 2010 residency set inside a Venetian palazzo, decided to create a faux terrazzo pattern of precious stones mined from the hypothetical psychedelic landscape that the Superonda Sofa creates. The result, the Superonda Terrazzo, is a vibrant, fantastical furniture piece whose colors, patterns, and design draws its users in to interact with it rather than merely sit on it.

faux terrazzo pattern

Photo: Pietro Savorell

curvy terrazzo covered sofa with person lying in one of the curves looking out window

Photo: Serena Eller

faux terrazzo pattern on supernova sofa

Photo: Serena Eller

side view of curvy terrazzo covered sofa with person in leather jacket standing to left side with a white animal head on

Photo: Serena Eller

patterned and colorful terrazzo covered curvy sofa against a white wall and checkerboard floor

Photo: Serena Eller

faux terrazzo pattern on supernova sofa

patterned and colorful terrazzo covered curvy sofa with person in leather jacket sitting on sofa with a white animal mask

patterned and colorful terrazzo covered curvy sofa

patterned and colorful terrazzo covered curvy sofa with person in leather jacket sitting on sofa with a white animal mask

patterned and colorful terrazzo covered curvy fitted together like a puzzle

Outside in lush green landscape, a colorful, curvy sofa lying with person on top

Original fabric – Farfalla – designed in 1966 by Archizoom Associati for the Superonda sofa \\\ Photo: Serena Eller

For more information on Bethan Laura Wood’s Terrazzo fabric and the Superonda sofa, visit poltronova.it.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.