Homage to Le Corbusier with a feminine sensuality

Base Colour
Metallic Titanium
External Frame and Leg Material
Tubular Steel
Foam Material
Polyurethane Foam
Height
66cm
Internal Frame Material
Steel with elastic belt
Max Depth
75cm
Max Width
80cm
Removable Cover
No
Seat Height
45cm
Upholstery
A4139 - Remix 643 Vermilion
Volume
0.5m3
Weight
35kg

In 1951 Nehru, the Indian Prime Minister, commissioned Le Corbusier to build a new state capital for the Punjab, in north west India. And so Chandigarh came into being, the modernist interpretation of the ideal city of Renaissance imaginings. Today, 60 years later, the design duo Doshi and Levien re-propose the design principles behind Le Corbusier’s project. A sofa and chair produced using a few, simple, essential components: architectural proportions suspended on slender pillars to which the designers have added a feminine sensuality, playing with graphics and reducing the thickness of the cushions.


Doshi Levien

Nipa Doshi was born in 1971 into a Gujarati family of Mumbai.

She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1997 but she soon returned to India to work with local craftspeople. After a short stay she went back to London where she met Jonathan Levien, a Scot who had recently finished his master’s in furniture design at the Royal College. The synergy between Nipa and Jonathan clicked immediately; in fact they set up Doshi Levien in 2000 and got married. The combination of the two cultures and creativities generated a very special, innovative design concept. Nipa’s is heavily influenced by the visual culture and materials of India, Jonathan’s is rooted in industrial design. Together, their work celebrates cultural hybridism and explores a combination of technology, narration and industrial and craft design.


Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.