The innovative Tufty-Time ‘15 modular seating system offers a more contemporary take on the traditional Chesterfield and capitonné sofas typical of the ‘60s and ‘70s, with a freer and more informal lifestyle. Tufty-Time ‘15 responds to the need for modularity, comfort and removable covers with extremely versatile configurations. The modular system starts with an ottoman as the basic piece, which is then accompanied by central, corner and terminal elements with a low or high armrest. The elements are used to invent traditional sofas, sofas with chaise longue, corner sofas and island elements that provide a 360° seating solution. Launched in 2015 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Tufty-Time, Tufty-Time ‘15 stands out for its textile cover, split into large squares joined by a bottom fold that conveys an unquestionably modern personality.
It seems like yesterday but ten years have already passed since the Tufty-Time seating system was conceived by the creative talent of Patricia Urquiola. Tufty-Time '15 is celebrating this new milestone. It stands out for the new solution proposed by the textile version, namely the cover divided into large squares joined by a bottom fold conveys a modern personality that is unquestionable.
tubular steel and steel profiles
Internal frame upholstery
Bayfit® flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover
Back cushion (T60_C)
down feather and polyester fibre, pillow style typology
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Patricia Urquiola studied architecture and design at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and completed her studies at the Politecnico di Milano where she graduated under the mentorship of Achille Castiglioni. In Spain, she was awarded the Golden Medal for Merits in Art and received the Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.
In 2001 she founded her own studio where she specialised in industrial product design, architecture (hotel trade, retail, homes, exhibitions and installations), art direction and strategy consulting. She works with important design companies and international groups, and is part of the advisory board of the Politecnico of Milan university and the Triennale Milano Design Museum. She taught the master’s degree in Interior Design at the Domus Academy in Milan (2013-2015) and has given lectures at prestigious international universities.
She has also given talks at countless cultural events and her work is exhibited in many art and design museums across the world, including the MOMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Triennale Museum in Milan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to name a few. She has been named Designer of the Year by many international magazines.