Dimensions

Width 94 cm
Depth 76 cm
Height 91 cm
Weight 28 kg
Armrest height 73 cm
Base width 61 cm
Seat depth 48 cm
Seat height 38 cm

Materials

Base colour Cacao
Base material Tubular Steel
Frame material Polyurethan foam over internal steel
Piping fabric B0206 - Leather Cirè Rouge - Z
Seat upholstery Remix 113 Off White - Redondo - S

Specification

Configuration Left
Removable cover No
Version Lowback
Volume 0.8 m3
Year 2010

Resources

Functional sculpture, comfortable and welcoming seating which is both durable and light, and seemingly gravity-defying.

Paper Planes originated from a fabric design based around graph paper: its shape comes from the folding and modelling of paper as an exploration of form and structure, to create angles, lines and polygons. Its seeming simplicity demands masterful sartorial skill: the lines of the fabric must be perfectly aligned with the geometry of the chair which means that there is no room for error.

Injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam over internal steel frame. Base is square tubular steel with matt coat finish; glides are steel with chrome finish or brass. Paper planes cover combinations shown on the following pages are recommended by the designers. Cover versions are graph jacquard, with Swarovski crystals, or Hallingdal solid colors with designers’ signature embroidery. Versions with Hallingdal solid colors can also be specified without signature embroidery at the same price; please specify no EMBROIDERY on order. Paper planes collection covers are not removable.


Nipa Doshi & Jonathan 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 worll 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 hybrydism 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.