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Gemma Armchair by Daniel Libeskind for Moroso


At this year’s Salone del Mobile Moroso has unveiled an armchair designed by New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind and influenced by the idea of the contrast: Gemma offsets the asymmetrical angularity of its forms with the softness of material. The work by Daniel Libeskind sees design as an exercise in small architecture where the landscape is replaced by the definition of a space and the population density by the single individual.

The Gemma armchair is developed from the idea of contrast and the perception gained from interpreting a shape which is the opposite of the usual image. The asymmetrical sharp edges of the 3D shapes are thus offset by the softness of the upholstery. The multi-faceted profile is both reminiscent of a precious stone and the typical geometries of fifteenth century tapestries.

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all images © ALESSANDRO PADERNI – courtesy of MOROSO