SAKé signals the beginning of Piero Lissoni’s collaboration
“This design comes from the search for lightness. A technological platform, magically suspended in the air like a flying carpet, with cushions added to enclose the borders, and finally, legs to ground it.” With these words, Piero Lissoni comments SAKé, the creation that signals the beginning of his collaboration with B&B Italia.
The design stems from a strongly contemporary seating system distinguished by a careful search for formal balance. Seats in three sizes (175, 210 and 270 cm), with embracing or linear backs and arms of various dimensions, come together harmoniously to create a sofa adapted to the customer’s space and personal taste. The system is enhanced by a chaise longue (105 x 135 cm) that lends itself to various interpretations: as the terminal element in a linear composition; with a more enveloping back and the addition of arms, when used on its own; or, alongside another chaise lounge, creating a sofa with deep seating. The details of the cushions and supporting base contribute to the design lightness. The seat cushion has refined modular stitching, ranging between 35 or 45 cm; the back cushions, available in two sizes, are outlined by profiled bands. The seating system support base is made of crossbars with rounded steel legs connected to each other by a bar. All this is finished in pewter lacquer paint. This seating system also offers a sofa bed (150 x 210 cm), the only one in the B&B Italia collection, adopting the other sofas’ seating and back elements. The interchangeable right or left arm can serve as a headboard when, by simply shifting the seat and overturning the back, the sofa becomes a single bed.
From September, the SAKé seating system will be showcased in the B&B Italia flagship stores of Milan, London, Paris, Munich and New York.