Known for its urban planning by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, the Indian city of Chandigarh inspired Moroso’s new sofa collection by the same name. Designed by London-based design team Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, the collection references the idea of an ancient city whose identity is paradoxically rooted in principles of modernism.
Chandigarh’s architecture is characterized by exposed brick and masonry in geometrical structures set amidst landscaped gardens and parks
“For us the Chandigarh sofa is the coming together of modernity, sensuality, graphics and eccentric qualities,” write the Anglo-Indian couple of the design.
Designed with a slim profile, the sofa has a lightweight appearance. Its molded foam set rests on an iron frame, connoting a precious stone set in a ring. Upholstery is available in leather or in printed fabric, also designed by Doshi-Levien.
Source : Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, Moroso