Both the name and the shape of this soft, smart seat evoke the idea of restfulness.
Nap takes the idea of a pillow and recreates it in an extra-large, sartorial form, with seams that are designed to give it even more of a packed appearance, such as piping around the edges of the cushions and horizontal darts. Extra comfort is added by the lumbar support cushion, which is attached to the backrest by a concealed zip. It gives the sofa a tidy appearance that is ideal for both the contract market and household settings. Rounding off the structure are ash feet, which are available both painted and in the natural colour of the wood. They feature a minimalist design and almost entirely disappear from view under the sumptuous seat.
Andrea Steidl graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Industrial Design and began his career immediately with a job in Patricia Urquiola’s studio. He went on to become a Creative Manager and remained with the firm until 2016. He was responsible for the Design and Product areas and oversaw limited editions, temporary installations, site-specific projects and interior design for a range of clients.
At the same time, in academic circles he started working both as an assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano and a course supervisor at Domus Academy and Scuola Politecnica di Design.
In 2016, he founded the / àr o / design studio with Raquel Pacchini. They work for a range of companies in the fields of art direction, graphic design, installations and industrial product design.
Using a creative process based on aesthetic, product and strategic research, the firm transforms the ideas and inspirations of its clients into value systems in order to give rise to a fresh perspective on the brand that revolves around creative direction, products and visual communication.