- Designers : Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
- Year of Design : 2014
- Metal frame with polyurethane foam
- Polyurethane/stripped quill feather cushions
- H: 87.5cm; W: 202cm; D: 101.5-115cm
- Delivery : Made to order; 6 - 8 Weeks
The Marpiposa Sofa, designed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Vitra radiates an inviting aura of spacious comfort whilst maintaining a subtly understated presence thanks to its balances proportions. In several sizes this one is a 2 seater.
What makes Mariposa unique, though, is the ingenious adjustment mechanism which makes it possible to tilt each back and side element to create various sitting or reclining positions. These elements can be changed from a formal upright position to 30° and back again. The resistance is calibrated in such a way that these elements stay in place when the sitter leans back in a normal fashion, but will adjust to the desired angle when intentional pressure is applied. This flexibility allows individual users to determine the position that is most comfortable for them. Furthermore, thanks to the unusual depth of the seat surface, two people can sit on either end and comfortably face each other.
Credo - 95% new wool; 5% polyamide
Dumet - 46% cotton; 22% rayon; 22% wool; 10% linen
Iroko - 40% cotton, 40% viscose, 20% polyester
Moss - 85% wool; 15% polyamide
Olimpo - 70% linen; 30% viscose
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