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Moroso: The Beauty of Design
Moroso have been producing exceptional quality home and contract furniture from their family-run factory since 1952 and, along the way, have produced some of the most memorable furniture collections of the 20th century.
As Nest.co.uk are now official stockists of Moroso products, we’re celebrating by selecting our top 5 all-time favourite items from their collection. Whether it’s the imaginative My Beautiful Backside sofa or the colourful Sushi collection, there’s something for everyone on our list.
Starting us off is the cheekily-titled My Beautiful Backside sofa which takes the top spot. Designed by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, this unique sofa was created as a way to merge the design practices of India and Europe – the respective homes of the designers. The finished product is a truly eclectic piece of design that features a number of cloud-like cushions and decorative buttons and edges. It is upholstered in a daring mix of fabrics from silk and cotton to a unique Kvadrat wool that is woven like Indian silk – all of which combine to create a beautifully tactile design.
Next up on our list is the Fishbone collection from Patricia Urquiola. The Fishbone collection comprises of a range of tables, all with unique geometrical tops. They are available in three vibrant colour combinations, making them the centre of attention in any setting.
The Paper Planes Armchair collection also comes high on our list – available in low or high, these angular chairs are not only striking to look at, but are also surprisingly comfortable – a welcome addition to such a visually interesting design.
The vibrant colours and patterns of the Sushi collection make it instantly recognisable as a Moroso collection. Originally designed in the early 2000s by Edward van Vliet, the collection now includes a sofa, armchair, stool and two pouffes.
Last but not least is the Supernatural Chair. This iconic piece graces restaurants, bars and homes the world over. It was originally designed in 2005 by Ross Lovegrove, a close friend of Moroso’s creative director Patrizia Moroso, and is now produced in its thousands. Its versatility has helped it become one of the world’s most recognisable chairs.
To learn more about how these products are made, take a trip with us around the Moroso factory in last week’s blog post, Moroso: Masters of Craft.