Salone Del Mobile Milano 2018 Snapshot

Salone Del Mobile Milano 2018 Snapshot

One of the new products launched during Salone Del Mobile Milano 2018 is sofa Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.

A few words about Piero Lissoni

There are few designers who can boast with such clients like Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell, Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Matteograssi, Poltrona Frau, Porro, and many others. Piero Lissoni is one of them. His studio located in Malan covers the areas of architecture, design and graphics.

 

L table designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell Photo  Kartell Facebook post, the 26th April 2018
L table designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell Photo Kartell Facebook post, the 26th April 2018
‘Essential lines and a glass top with an induction device. Desk or cooktop? The answer is I-Table, the innovative multi-living and smart table idea designed by Piero Lissoni.’

Speaking of the industrial design, his interdisciplinary team is involved in projects ranging from furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathroom and lighting fixtures, watches. Apart from products Piero Lissoni designs exhibition stands for many of the famous brands. And that's not all. The studio is also involved in creating graphics, corporate identity, advertising, catalogues and packaging for many companies/events.

New Betty Boop designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell Photo  Kartell Facebook post the 1st May 2018
New Betty Boop designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell Photo Kartell Facebook post the 1st May 2018
‘Every year we add a new place where to sit: it is a sort of family that is slowly completing’, designer Piero Lissoni on Betty Boop, the new Kartell two or three-seater sofa.

On Salone Del Mobile 2018

I suppose that Piero Lissoni was very pleased as there were many his products presented on Salone Del Mobile 2018. Only some of them are New Betty Boop and L table for Kartell, the family of armchairs KN and modular bookcase for Knoll, new Curry sofa and new Ryoba table for Porro, the new version of the Hunua rug for Golran carpet company….

Ryoba table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro Photo from Porro Facebook post ,the 16th April 2018
Ryoba table designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro Photo from Porro Facebook post ,the 16th April 2018

Sofa Eda-Mame

Sofas in pairs Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.
Sofas in pairs Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.

Origin of the sofa’ name comes from Edamame the way of the preparation of immature soybeans in the pod, which can be found in cuisines with origins in East Asia. The soybeans served as the inspiration to Piero Lissoni.

The most impressive part of the sofa is an organic shape which resembles on soya beans. The seat is full of curves, made from moulded foam in sculptural shape. The metal base, made of crosspieces with rounded steel feet, is simple, almost invisible with the only function to support the seat.

Sofa Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.  Photo from B&B Italia’s Facebook post, the 22nd April 2018
Sofa Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia. Photo from B&B Italia’s Facebook post, the 22nd April 2018

Eda-Mame has upholstered in stretch fabric. The buttons in the same colour as a seat fabric, are detailes on the seat. Their role is to contribute that surface of the seating is not monotonic. Offered fabrics and their structures support the shape as they are in neutral colours, with a light stitching.

This sofa is appropriate for residential spaces, suitable for public spaces and ideal for hotel lobbies. The pair of sofas is the interesting choice for public seating because they match together like jin and jang. The sofa will mark every space and will give it personality. No need to put the sofa against the wall because it is attractive from whatever side it is viewed.

Piero Lissoni and Sofa Eda-Mame ,B&B Italia.  Photo from B&B Italia’s Facebook post, the 17th April 2018
Piero Lissoni and Sofa Eda-Mame ,B&B Italia. Photo from B&B Italia’s Facebook post, the 17th April 2018

Piero Lissoni describe that his sofa Eda-Mame « welcomes you and, if you want, it lets you drink an aperitif, almost as if it were an upholstered table. »

This product confirms the strategy of the Piero Lissoni studio that they always experiment and that their designs are the result of thinking outside the box.

Sofa Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.
Sofa Eda-Mame designed by Piero Lissoni for B&B Italia.