PIANO SOFA

PIANO SOFA

Designer

Mario Milana

Description

"An armrest is never far away on the ‘Piano’ sofa by Mario Milana thanks to its leather upholstered backrest modules that rotate vertically, allowing them to double as armrests at any point." -Walter Phillips

The side structures are made of cut brass. A treated, bent iron sheet on the back creates both a top surface and a bottom bookshelf and features a raised lip that prevents pieces from falling, doubling to hide unsightly wires. The brass finish is an exclusive edition developed with Les Ateliers Courbet in 2016.

The artisans of Italy are a large source of inspiration to Mario Milana. All of the chairs are handmade in and just outside of Milan and show great respect for the work of the craftsmen; the metals are all hand-welded and the weld marks left to tell the story of the production behind the object; the highest quality Italian leather is all hand-stitched and upholstered by a small family-owned operation in Seregno that has been in business for generations.

The designer truly believes that you can create innovative designs using traditional production technologies and is committed to support and uphold the craftsmen of Italy and the cultural heritage that they carry on through their craft.

Materials

Brass, Leather

Dimensions

Bespoke Sofa / Dimensions Upon Request

Lead Time

12 Weeks

Price

Upon Request

PIANO SOFA
Mario Milana

Mario Milana

Born in Milan in 1981, Mario Milana studied Industrial Design at the Instituto Europeo del Design di Milano, further shaping his eye at the studio of renown designer Karim Rashid in New York.

In 2014 Milana introduced his personal collection of furniture – hand-crafted in the Lombardy region of Italy – exploring craft, functionality, and simplicity, while merging yesteryear’s artistry with modern aesthetics. 

In his own words: "My collection is a testament to the great respect I have for the work and life ethos of the master-craftsmen behind my pieces; I ask them to leave the weld-marks, as it is part of the story of the piece and how it was fabricated. The seats are upholstered with hand-stitched Italian leather by a small family-owned operation in Seregno that has been in business for generations. I truly believe that you can create innovative designs using traditional techniques of fabrication. I also believe that we must support and uphold these artisans and their traditions of savoir-faire.

Mario Milana COLLECTION

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