Key facts

Product:
Yale sofa
Family:
Yale
Manufacturer:
MDF Italia
Designer:
Jean-Marie Massaud
Architonic ID:
1096468
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2009
Groups:
Seating-Sofas
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge sofas

Product family

Concept

With their cosy, generous cushions, the new down-filled version of Yale sofas and the Yale armchair is the result of a desire to provide simplicity with comfort, lightness and quality, and to offer the image of a sofa that is not “bourgeois”, but contemporary.

The Yale project was included in the 2010 ADI Design Index, an honour bestowed by the Association for Industrial Design on the most important products introduced over the past three years. In 2011, the project was also entered in the competition for the XXII edition of the Compasso d’Oro award, the design world’s most sought-after, most prestigious recognition of quality in the production and design of goods and services. Yale won one of the 19 Compasso d’Oro awards in the category of fine design for domestic living, for its vision of padded upholstery in a minimalist frame.

The Yale collection is rounded out by 3 new ottomans - W75 x D75, W150 x D75 and W150 x D44 in H30 cm - with the same fabrics and trim as the sofa.

Tech specs

Cushions
All padded parts are made of variable-density wadding and down with a top stitched seam which is both a joining and decorative element. All cushions are structural and come with removable covers.

Frame
Extruded aluminium frame with elastic bands, diecast aluminium feet and steel profile fixed to the frame that supports and holds the backrest and armrest cushions. The frame is painted in matt white or black.

An armchair and sofas of strong image featuring large seat cushions which provide a great comfort and functionality. White or black gloss lacquered frame in extruded aluminium with elastic belts, covered and protected with a layer of polyether, die-cast aluminium legs.

Two versions available:
• with a steel rectangular profile. The profile, fixed to the structure, supports and embraces the backrest cushions and the arm. Lacquered in gloss white or black.
Finish in gloss white in brushed polyurethane, or gloss black in brushed polyester.
Cushions in indeformable variable-density polyether and polyester batting. Structural back cushions.
Always with removable upholstery.

Length of elements with profile: armchair 100 cm. - sofas 160, 220, 260 cm. depth 80 cm. or deep version 104 cm. in length 220, 250 cm.

Length of elements with tops (L or R): armchair 130 cm. - cabrio 250 cm. - sofa 250 cm.
Length of sofa with tops (L and R) 300 cm. depth 100 cm.

Back height 76 cm. - seat height 42 cm.