Design Focus Friday #2

25 April 2008 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

So the biggest, baddest design show around just wrapped up earlier this week, the Milan Furniture Fair. Unfortunately the current state of the dollar made it prohibitively expensive to go to Italy this year, but we have our ways of getting information!

Because of the scope of the fair it’s impossible to cover in one post, so I’m going to settle on what, to date, is my favorite item from an amazingly strong new collection at Moroso. Following up on last year’s successful Charpoy collection the design team of Doshi Levien introduced a new seating group called “My Beautiful Backside.” 

My Beautiful Backside by Doshi Levien for Moroso

Inspired by the cushioned seating arrangements found in India, the pieces have no set back but, according to the Doshi Levien website feature, “a composition of floating cushions in celebratory colors and shapes.” Made of English suiting wool and felt, the back cushions are detailed with silver or gold foil stripes. 

It’s interesting because I’ve just come across several references in design articles lately about the difficulties in furnishing loft spaces and living areas with floor to ceiling windows, etc. This is a line that looks to have addressed that issue in a very lovely, stylish manner.

For more photos of My Beautiful Backside, head to Dezeen.

For lots more photos of Milan hightlights, check out the galleries at DesignBoom


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