An elegant illusion is achieved through this design’s angular front and piping: they make the sofa appear compact, yet the Silhouette offers deep seating for three people. The sofa’s high back creates a sense of intimacy in both large and small spaces. Upholstered in emerald wool, cotton and nylon fabric, with black leather piping and black powder-coated steel legs. Made by HAY, a manufacturer in MoMA’s collection.
This sofa is designed by GamFratesi, a Copenhagen-based studio founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. Their designs draw on classic Danish furniture and craft traditions combined with the Italian intellectual and conceptual approach.