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Soft Modular Sofa

Jasper Morrison, 2016

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The Soft Modular Sofa is Jasper Morrison's updated interpretation of what has become a modern classic: the low-slung modular sofa with a decidedly horizontal emphasis. Uniting carefully balanced proportions, great comfort and a conscious renunciation of decorative details, the Soft Modular Sofa exemplifies the characteristics of this sofa type in their purest form. Firmly in line with his philosophy of 'super normal' design, Jasper Morrison has successfully coupled home-like informality with precise finishing and expressive clarity. As a result, the Soft Modular Sofa functions like an architectural element that can be subtly integrated in any interior.

Aura Stripes, a new striped fabric evoking the playful effects of light and shadow, was chosen by the British designer to emphasise the sofa's clean lines in many possible configurations. Aura Stripes comes in the colour marble and is exclusively available from Vitra as a cover fabric for the Soft Modular Sofa from 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2019.

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Upholstery and cushions

The voluminous cushions invite the sitter to lounge and relax on the Soft Modular Sofa. Its high-quality interior construction, consisting of various foams and a spring core, offers superb comfort and ensures that the cushions return to their original form after use. On one hand, the black base frame is part of the functional design, enabling a practical and stable connection of the modules. On the other, as a plinth-like platform with rounded corners, it references the sensual elegance of art deco.

Different cushions are optionally available: neck cushions (with plastic bead filling) or decorative pillows (with PU chips and synthetic beads). The neck cushions come in a short and long version, while the decorative pillows are available in three sizes: 30 x 40 cm, 40 x 40 cm and 50 x 50 cm. The cushions can be ordered in the same choice of covers as the sofa elements.

Leather covers

The Soft Modular Sofa is available with two different types of high-quality leather covers in a variety of colours. The precisely stitched seams are indicative of the detailed workmanship that goes into the production of the sofa. The interior structure of the upholstery ensures that the cushions always return to their original shape – helping to prevent the formation of wrinkles and creases.

Material description
  • Seat: steel frame, wood construction with steel springs, polyurethane foam structure and visco cover.
  • Seat height: 380 mm (270 mm with applied load, measured in accordance with EN 1335-1).
  • Armrests and backrest: wood construction with polyurethane foam structure and chamber cushion overlay (filling made of polyurethane foam rods and polyester fibres).
  • Covers: removable.
  • Throw cushions: foam cube and ball fibre filling.
  • Neck cushion: polypropylene pellet filling.
  • Glides: plastic glides with levelling adjustment.
  • Ottoman structure: wood construction, steel springs and polyurethane foam structure with visco cover.
This product was designed by
Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison lives and works in London and Tokyo. His designs are expressions of the 'super normal' design philosophy: rather than seeking unusual or extravagant results, he often breathes new life into proven solutions by means of reinterpretation, further development and refinement. He has worked together with Vitra on a regular basis since 1989.
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