From a piece of seashell, which has been broken and smoothed by the waves, Patricia Urquiola has designed a collection of seats for both the home and public spaces.

Base Material
Gunmetal Painted Steel
Configuration
4 seat
Depth
55cm
Height
76cm
Shell Colour
Traffic White
Volume
1.6m3
Weight
44kg
Width
250cm
Year
2002

As the name suggests, there is a strong Scandinavian influence with references to Arne Jacobsen and the inlets of northern coastlines represented in the long cut-away. Like a natural cycle where the shell is reborn through the effects of time and water, the chair becomes armchair and then stool. Its broken form and abstract concept together become an object of design: smooth lines that support and envelop are picked out in decorative stitching in harmony with the essence of the chair’s structure.

Shells in injected flame-retardant foam over internal steel frame covered in fabric or leather. Bearing structure is gunmetal painted steel. Feet are polished casted aluminum.


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