A chair becomes an artwork when it’s a Moroso, the iconic Italian brand whose designs are characterised by their vibrancy, eccentricity and sophistication. We round up our top five museum-worthy statement pieces by Moroso. They’re available in Cape Town and Johannesburg via True Design.
Alessandra by Javier Mariscal
Taking its inspiration from comic books, Javier Mariscal’s Alessandra lounge chair is ironic, almost sarcastic, with a playful take on contemporary living. And, much like the rest of Mariscal’s designs, this colour-blocked seat is post-modern and anti-conformist.
Gemma by Daniel Libeskind
Developed around the idea of contrast and experience derived from the perception of a shape, Daniel Libeskind’s Gemma armchair has sharp asymmetry that contrasts with its soft upholstery. Though completely functional, this chair looks more like a sculpture reminiscent of a precious gemstone.
Sunny by Tord Boontje
Made out of woven thread normally used for fishing nets, the Sunny chair by Tord Boontje is delicate in its robustness. Each handwoven chair is refreshingly imperfect and comes in array of different colourways, so you’re sure to find your perfect fit.
Juju by Edward van Vliet
Edward van Vliet makes use of damask embroidery, oriental symbolism, floral patterns and digital grids – a collection of elements that would probably be chaotic if executed by anyone else. A visual melting pot of folklore, architectural forms, futuristic and traditional motifs, the small Juju armchair is a soft, hypnotic kaleidoscope.
Bouquet by Tokujin Yoshioka
A literal visualisation of its name, Bouquet by Tokujin Yoshioka has a slim metal stem that blooms into a collection of petals made from hand-folded squares of fabric. It celebrates the beauty that lies in the simplicity of a repeated gesture, much like a bouquet of flowers.
Get your copy of House and Leisure‘s June 2017 issue for an exclusive look inside the home of Moroso founder, Patrizia Moroso.