Domus for Design: Hyppo and the new domestic sphere
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After weeks at home, the central focus around the domestic sphere provides a renewed sense for many to invest in improving the environments in which they live. “To define the hallmark of this collection of upholstered furniture – sofa, armchair, lounge and bench – Valerio Sommella started from the idea of round, soft and generous shapes in which the wooden legs sink, almost disappearing. From the founding material of the production of the Friulian company, the wood becomes a construction detail in the Hyppo seats, while maintaining the function of a load-bearing structural element. ” In the article in the new Domus column: Hyppo by Valerio Sommella for Cantarutti.
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