Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, 2014
The variously sized sofas of the Mariposa family can be combined with round ottomans in two different sizes. They harmonise with the soft contours of the sofas and create even more ways to enjoy Mariposa's superb comfort.
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- Base: MDF board with felt glides.
- Upholstery: polyurethane foam with polyester fleece.
- Range of use: recommended for residential use only.
The variously sized sofas of the Mariposa family are cosy and inviting, yet with a modern touch. They owe their extraordinary comfort to the pleasantly soft upholstery and an ingenious adjustment mechanism, which makes it possible to individually adapt the side and backrest elements for various sitting or reclining positions. The Mariposa sofas do not openly display their functional features: the slim side and back elements can be continuously and silently adjusted, from an upright position to an outward angle of approximately 30° and back again. The resistance is calibrated in such a way that these elements stay in place when the sitter leans back in a normal fashion, but will adjust to the desired angle when intentional pressure is applied. This flexibility allows individual users to determine the position that is most comfortable for them. The Mariposa sofas offer solutions for a wide range of requirements in regard to size and spatial planning: the Mariposa Love Seat provides spacious seating for one person or – as the name suggests – a cosy spot for two love birds. The Mariposa 2-Seater is an ideal choice for small, urban apartments where it offers full comfort despite its compact dimensions. These two models come with one continuous seat cushion – in contrast to the larger 2 ½-seater and 3-seater versions of Mariposa: fitted with two seat cushions, these sofas invite users to stretch out lengthwise and use the adjustable armrests as a back or neck rest – for instance, as a relaxing place to read or take a nap. The range of sofas is complemented by round ottomans in two different sizes. They not only harmonise with the soft contours of the sofas, but also create even more ways to enjoy Mariposa's superb comfort.
This product was designed by
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby studied architecture as fellow students at the Royal College of Art in London. Since that time, their collaborative work has probed the interface between industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
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