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#80 Lucidi & Pevere are proposing different types of unfinished wood, leather and fabric patterns inspired by flora and fauna for the Yak sofa, designed for De Padova. #salone2015
Their Yak couch is the basis for the entire display of the company’s showroom at Corso Venezia 14.
The new furniture is positioned on grey-lacquered wooden platforms. Unfinished beechwood panels divide the space, and partitions in white fencing generate an interesting play of shadows. “We had a twofold aim for this project,” the designers explain. “First of all, we wanted to hark back to the company’s Scandinavian tradition. Two, we wanted to work on its core business: upholstered furniture. De Padova-style comfort is not linked to linear shapes, but casual conformation and wrinkled textures. The name Yak was chosen in reference to corpulence (the cushions are chunky) and natural materials (leather, wood, and hand-woven fabrics with a coarse weave”.
“The design is based on a balance between hard and soft, also architecturally speaking. Seen from the front, the slanted feet give a sense of stability, visually balanced by the edge of leather sticking out above. We wanted the couch to conform to the body of the person sitting down. The four legs have a slot over almost the entire length, through which the very thick hide is drawn, continuing all around the outside of the couch. Tibetan inspiration was used in the choice of honest and original materials. The cushions are decorated with motifs from those parts, and the fabrics in wool, linen and cotton have textural weaves. Mongolian fur is used for small details that accentuate the 'primitive' character of the piece. Finally, the ancient handwork techniques used to make Yak are the very same one that have made Italian manufacturing famous all over the world.”