Subtle wooden elements emerge between full and generous volumes, creating a detail that captures the attention, and unites the various components of the collection designed by Valerio Sommella. Hyppo enhances the wood with a discreet presence, superimposed on silhouettes delicately outlined by the total absence of edges. Hyppo’s adaptability lends itself to different interpretations that settle easily within contexts and situations related to pause and relaxation. Made up of numerous elements, this vast family of upholstered items can be finished in leather or fabric, to create multiple combinations and evoke a feeling of warm welcome and absolute comfort.
Born in Cortona in 1980, he grew up professionally in Milan where he studied and graduated in industrial design at the Politecnico. He considers each project as an opportunity to define his idea of design, or a delicate balance between context, public, materials, technologies, form and function. The objects he draws are not chapters of the same book, but short stories, each with its own plot, characters and ending.