Key facts

Product:
Clarissa
Family:
Clarissa
Manufacturer:
Moroso
Designer:
Patricia Urquiola
Architonic ID:
1228892
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2013
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs

Product description

Injected flame-retardant foam with frame in steel. Swivel base in varnished steel Riffle brown or Sand Grey or Oxidored. As an alternative only the steel Riffle brown swivel base can be covered with a base covering in ash or oak. The cover on the shell is not removable. The removable quit is fixed to the cover of the armchair with a zip.

Product family

Concept

A seat and its double: on one side it encloses and protects, on the other it opens up and welcomes. A clear ambivalence which elaborately separates form and content, image and concept, the name hood hints at this double function. The hood is both an ancient and contemporary urban symbol; it protects and frames the face but it can also hide it, signalling a refusal to communicate or interact. The impact is intense, and everything is a game of contrast: the three dimensional seat seems to imply the two-dimensionality of a drawing, the overlapping colours don’t divide but complement, tension isn’t alleviated but stabilized. Clarissa is a dynamic easy chair,ready for action but open to relaxation, the temporary suspension of activity. A combination of competition and collaboration, provocation and aesthetics.