“Large is a development of the Portfolio sofa. We wanted to create a new, more informal, version, with a deeper and more unusual seat. I wished to give the sofa not only a different image, but a different way of experiencing and enjoying it”. This is how Ferruccio Laviani presents his new versatile Large system. The project thus features two distinct families: one consisting of typically padded elements, the other made of semi-rigid, decorative and at once functional elements. In the former, there is a return to a series of traditional items such as sofas, islands, chaise longues, with balanced volumes and generous proportions. An idea of the “sofa” as a cozy place where you can stretch out and relax. The second family features a “bench”, a corner armchair, a “bridge” console and a small projecting table. All elements that fit in with the project and underline its experimental aspect and its absolute originality. High technology for the structural parts, which guarantee maximum comfort, such as new-concept single-cushion seating, consisting of a lower polyurethane support at differentiated heights and an upper ecomemory part; and a series of easy cushions, of two different heights, resting against the back. Laser-cut steel legs, in different finishes, with non-slip plastic feet. Fully removable fabric or leather covers.
The Molteni Group is an Italian furniture company that has been operating in the design furniture business since 1934, distinguishing itself over time by the continuous search for quality.
By combining technology with tradition, Molteni has defined its own identity from the '70s in terms of modular furniture design, developping with Luca Meda a range of furnishing solutions for the whole house. Furthermore it partnered with some of the most important designers such as Pier Luigi Cerri, Michele De Lucchi, Rodolfo Dordoni, Foster & Partners, Ferruccio Laviani, Jean Nouvel, Pagani and Perversi, Bruno Reichlin, Aldo Rossi, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Gerard Van den Berg, Hannes Wettstein, Patricia Urquiola and Paola Navone.