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Borea

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Borea

Piero Lissoni

Sofas

Description

The outdoor Borea two-seater and three-seater sofas feature a tubular metal frame with a fluid and seamless design, without joints and interruptions, and an unexpected motif in the end part that rests on the ground. The metal bending processes used exploit techniques typically used in the aeronautical sector and transport them into the world of outdoor furniture, giving life to a collection with an unmistakable style. Comfort is ensured by generous, welcoming cushions, which are not only soft and relaxing but also developed to be sustainable: the paddings are made from 100% polyester fibre obtained from recycled PET plastic bottles, enveloping a polyurethane core in diversified densities. 510 1500 ml bottles are needed to create the upholstery for a Borea three-seater sofa, and 390 bottles for the two-seater sofa.

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Concept

“Boreas is an airplane. It is an airplane that has landed, an airplane of 2020 but with a technological soul that perhaps comes from another century. It is an aluminum collection, very modern, stackable, a real outdoor product that you can leave in the rain and nothing happens, but above all it has this feature: it looks like an airplane! It gives you the idea of this timeless furniture that the tradition of the twentieth century has moved into the new century.”

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Technical information

Frame 
tubular and aluminium sheet

Upholstery 
shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fibre

Ferrules 
plastic material

Waterproof cover cloth 
PES fabric coated on one side in PU

Cover 
fabric in limited categories (with profile)

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Designer

Piero Lissoni

With offices in Milan and New York, Lissoni & Partners has a thirty-year history in developing international projects in the fields of architecture, landscape, interior, product and graphic design, in addition to being responsible for the art direction for some of the most influential design companies.

Led by Piero Lissoni, the practice combines a range of expertise with a tailored approach that sets it apart, establishing a stylistic code and a visual identity that are clearly and instantly recognizable. The practice’s work is inspired by a sense of rigor and simplicity and is characterized by a regard to detail, coherence and elegance with particular attention to proportion and harmony.

Piero Lissoni is creative director for many design companies, including B&B Italia, for whom he also designs an extensive range of products. Recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design, he has worked with many international brands.

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