design: Valerio Sommella ⁄ categories: pouf, lounge, sofa, bench
Valerio Sommella designs the first family of upholstered furniture under the Cantarutti brand. The wooden element takes a back seat, supporting a padding with soft and full shapes, that are inviting for comfort and relaxation. Available in different versions, Hyppo can be upholstered in fabric or leather, easily adapting to all areas of contract – from breakout to the places of conviviality.
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.