Italian Modern Vintage Crimson Tatlin Sofa by Mario Cananzi & Roberto Semprini for Edra


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This phenomenal Tatlin sofa was designed by Mario Cananzi and Roberto Semprini for the Italian Edra manufacture in second half of 20th century. Inspired by the famous Tatlin tower, a symbol of constructivism created by Vladimir Tatlin. It is an exceptional work that designers description themselves in words: “it expresses the idea of ??people’s unity, common cause, aspiration, the idea of movement – development. It is a picture of energetic action, material expression and energetic formation. It is related to the Tower of Babel by contrasting the symbol of the vanity of acts of humanity with its insolence and constructive approaches.” The wooden model of the sofa is located in the Pompidou Center in Paris. This object is upholstered with raspberry fabric. The spiral inside is padded with polyurethane foam, completely shaped by hand. It is a true work of architecture and an icon of Edra. The highest comfort, universal and timeless elegance can be a decoration of public and private space.

Mario Cananzi and Roberto Semprini are a duo from Rimini. They both studied architecture at the University of Florence. They worked in Milan as independent designers in the architectural, furniture and fashion industries. In 1993, they won the Top Ten award for the Tatlin sofa at the furniture exhibition in Cologne by Dupont International.

Edra was established in 1987 in Tuscany. Today, it is known all over the world for the absolute quality of its products, which combine artistic tradition, technological research, high manual skills and very high-quality materials. It has always been creating exclusive and timeless products. Sofas, armchairs and all other products in the Edra collection are designed and manufactured in such a way that they are unique. Edra has been in the collections of the most important international museums of contemporary art and design around the world for many years. Edra’s works are in the permanent collections of MoMA in New York, the Center Pompidou and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and Die Neue Sammlung in Munich.

The sofa is in its original vintage condition with slight traces of time. The seat height is 43 cm.

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