The Edra Standard sofa, designed by Francesco Binfaré, is adaptable to the users’ desires with a malleable pillow-like embrace.
The Edra Standard sofa’s strength is in its movement. The key element to this sofa is a “smart pillow” that acts as a backrest and armrest, which is separately adjustable at will. It allows the sitter the freedom to customise the experience via a range of positions: symmetrical, asymmetrical, formal, informal, for reading or tablet consulting.
The strong but supple back and the soft silhouette enhance the elegance of this upholstered sofa, which looks equally nice from the back as from the front. The sofa’s metal frame supports the padding in polyurethane and synthetic wadding.
Seats of different shapes and depths give rise to several solutions: linear, straight angular, open angular or free plan. The term “standard” comes from the old French estendart, which means flag, banner. Standard is an accepted rule, a model to repeat in the future.
In fact, this project is the result of twenty years of typological and technological research that started with the couch L’Homme et la Femme, in 1993, that introduced variable configurations for the first time. Research then went on, exploring both new materials and opportunities of modifying arrangement and sitting through simple movements. New couches designed by Francesco Binfaré were born along this path, like the 2004 On the Rocks, a sectional that allows plenty of freedom in arranging modules. Standard is the synthesis of this research.
Each pillow of the backrest and the armrests is individually adjustable and reclining in every direction, with fluid movements that allow the discovery of new thresholds of comfort. This possibility is made possible by the joints, which are a jewel of engineering and comfort. The various components of the system are fastened together by a moulded element of rigid polyurethane, which engages the pins of the different seats: an elementary joint that simplifies the operations of moving, cleaning, and changing position.
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