Upholstered Seating with Pinched Cushions

Skrivo Design was experimenting with clever ways of mixing polyurethane and steel tubes when it came time to design their latest project. The Pinch seating system, designed for Italian furniture brand La Cividina, features tubular legs that extend up to the tops of the furniture making the upholstered cushions look as if they’re being pinched together.


The two materials have opposite characteristics – one is soft and moves under pressure, while the other one is strong and hard. The tricky part was to come up with a way to make them work together, which they did, and result in them becoming a beautiful finished product. While sofa legs are generally short and hidden away under the structure, they chose to make them a visible design element that interacted with the upholstery when they “pinched” it.








Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.