Visionnaire MERCURY  SOFA
Visionnaire MERCURY  SOFA
Visionnaire MERCURY  SOFA
Visionnaire MERCURY  SOFA

Visionnaire MERCURY SOFA

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Sofa upholstered in elastic fabric. Main structure in solid wood and plywood. Seat equipped with elastic spring belts. Padding in polyurethane foams with different densities and acrylic fiber. The two bases consist of a five spokes star in black steel and feet in solid wood with tips in brass, lacquered in any colour of the polish metal finish selection. Mercury, the armchair and sofa model designed by sculptor Rito Valla in 1961 for IPE, is returning with a limited edition by Visionnaire. Mercury was presented in the two sofa and armchair versions in 1961 at the first edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan by IPE, a company founded in 1959 in Bologna by brothers Pompeo and Vittorio Cavalli. Immediately recognized as an experimental company, it was the first to interpret a revolutionary system involving the use of polyethers moulded around lightweight metal reticular structures as a substitute for kapok, horsehair, springs, elastic cords and nails in the manufacture of padded furniture. The company was able to adapt this engineering and new construction method to soft and rounded shapes that were previously impossible to achieve, perfectly embodied by Mercury, the first example of this approach. Due to this unique characteristic, the few original examples remaining today have a very high technical and economic value. The contemporary style of the model designed at the time by sculptor Rito Valla convinced Visionnaire – a brand founded in 2004 as a spin-off of IPE, which has become a point of reference for the meta-luxury lifestyle – to reissue the model with current polyethers and put it back on the market.

  • Designer: La Conca
  • Height: 35.44 in. (90 cm)
  • Width: 78.75 in. (200 cm)
  • Depth: 37.41 in. (95 cm)
    Tips ONLY in golden lacquered finishing
    Legs in beech tree + lacquered part
  • Place of Origin: Italy

Estimated Production Time: 13-14 weeks

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Ships From: Bologna, Italy