Published on : Friday, April 22, 2016
The brand was present at the design fair with DS-21 and DS-373, models which have already seen success at imm Cologne. The DS-21 has the appearance of a floating sculpture, an elevated seating area, and can be used in both private and semi-public spaces. It brings together the ease and familiarity of a seating area with the grandeur of high feet.
DS-373 is Alfredo Häberli’s homage to de Sede’s fascination with NECK leather. The folds in this five millimetre thick leather are so elegantly arranged that a single bullhide creates an understated, perfectly-formed sofa. The model’s form is based on NECK leather’s natural qualities. This leather gives the product its signature expression and forms the basis of the design. Another of the model’s most impressive aspects is the way in which a single piece of leather fits seamlessly across all parts, the back and the seat cushions.
The newly interpreted lounge chair DS-144 premiered at the Salone. Designed by Werner Aisslinger, DS-144 has a minimalist and streamlined design for maximum seating comfort. The chair’s surrounding flat edges offer unaccustomed clarity and directness. Unique accents can be provided with contrast decorative stitching or a painted outer shell.
The small leather elephants, which were Alfredo Häberli’s basis and inspiration for the DS-373, also generated a lot of attention at the fair.