STELLAR WORKS LAUNCHES FLOAT A NEW MODULAR SOFA SYSTEM BY RENOWNED ITALIAN ARCHITECT
Stellar Works presents its first-ever collaboration with acclaimed Italian Architect and founder of AMDL Circle, Michele De Lucchi. De Lucchi is one of Italy’s most celebrated designers who first rose to fame as a prominent figure in the influential Memphis movement. The new sofa entitled Float has been designed by De Lucchi to showcase Stellar Works’ making know-how, whilst also celebrating his renowned aesthetics.
Float is a new modular sofa system that presents cushions supported by a seemingly invisible structure, as if they are floating on air. The magical effect created by these floating cushions is made possible by the arrangement of feet outside of the padded form. A double layer of cushions, supported by a metallic sheet, provides optimal comfort and strength, while a crossbar that runs back and sideways containing the cushions, supports the headrest elements and gives structural integrity. The Float sofa is supported by a thin yet robust steel structure and is designed to allow for comfortable sitting, resting and invites users to “flop down” on it.
The Float collection comes in four versions: a one, two and three-seater sofa, as well as an L-shaped option. The collection is modular and the individual components are designed to be combined in a multitude of comfortable configurations. The Float sofa system can be further customised with a range of accessories, including a backseat, headrest and a series of pillows that can be arranged in different layouts to give the sofa a different look and function.
Float is also available with optional built-in wooden sides tables, which come in in two sizes, an ancestral element that De Lucchi sees as inextricably linked to the idea of the home and of handmade construction.
Talking about the design, De Lucchi says:
‘Designing for Stellar Works is an extraordinary opportunity; their production methods are linked to bygone craftsmanship and allow an artistic freedom that in an industrial culture would otherwise be lost. The ability to produce detailed prototypes allows us to develop the best final product and all the details of the Float sofa have all been verified several times on the test models: from the metal structure, to the coffee table that hooks onto the armrest up to the cushions with visible stitches that follow a defined path for perfect ergonomics.’