LIVING DIVANI CONTINUES ITS DAILY JOURNEY, WITH THE ELEGANT YET DECISIVE GAIT THAT MADE IT A POINT OF REFERENCE IN THE DESIGN SCENE.
In collabortion with: Piero Lissoni, David Lopez Quincoces, Lukas Scherrer
Perfect, harmonious proportions and a feeling of understated luxury are the distinguishing features of Living Divani, a family-owned company that has made its trademark of upholstery. Since the early 1970s, the company has followed a clear path, maintaining an intensive dialogue with the contemporary world and becoming one of the landmarks in the design landscape. Strategic is the alliance with Piero Lissoni who, since 1988 has led the firm’s unique style in his dual role as art director and designer. “When I design, I interact with the company seeking to express at best, with my own language, its necessity”, says the architect who for Living Divani has combined its distinctive style made of discretion and formal neutrality, lightness and dynamism, with a calibrated, essential design, which merge purity of lines and shapes with ergonomics and comfort.
When the second generation joined the Company, with innate capabilities, deep involvement and passion for the design world, carrying on an important tradition facing to the dynamics of a market in constant metamorphosis, brought in a further breath of femininity and aesthetic sensitivity to this Company situated in the heart of the Italian furniture district, the Brianza.
Together with the architect Piero Lissoni, over the years the Company has gradually involved both designers of international caliber, who all share the Company’s style and approach to design, as well as projects of young talents, discovered through a work of talent scouting among the new generation of design: different visions that although in their unique individuality, have the same common denominator, the harmony and the delicacy of forms, praising to the linearity and to formal neatness.
It was thus created a vast and varied offer of sofas, armchairs, beds and complements: a gradual process of creation of a complete living environment, which revolves around the upholstery system, both for indoor or outdoor, with its subtle shapes and proportions, to combine with characterful complements – seats, small armchairs, tables, bookcases, storage unit and carpets – that will suit and define any setting, from the essential and rigorous to the multifarious and eclectic décor.
Floyd-Hi 2 System, by Piero Lissoni
Fluid and reassuring shapes that develop in the space to create the desired composition, for solutions with great sobriety and gentle seats. Technical description: Modular sofa with backrest and armrests structure in multilayer poplar wood and double-panelled fir-wood, padded in differentiated density polyurethane foam, and covering in needle punched, resinated, non-woven polyester fiber, bonded onto a polyamide velveeten backing. Steel seat chassis, with epoxy powder coating, sprung with coated rubber elastic straps, padded in polyurethane foam. Backrest and armrest cushion in prewashed and sterilized goose down, stitched into separate compartments, with polyurethane foam insert. Seat cushion in differentiated density polyurethane foam and Visco-soft insert, covered with acrylic fibre layers. Foot made of laser-cut steel sheet with epoxy powder coating gunmetal grey color. Floor support secured by black PVC feet. Fabric or leather upholstery, both fully removable by zippers and Velcro fastenings. Seat depth: 68 – 134 cm
Era Scrittoio, by David Lopez Quincoces
A precise image that has its focus in the essentiality, but that does not give up small tricks/ charms. Technical description: Writing desk consisting of a central part in MDF, with external parts in MDF veneered in Stone Oak® or walnut lacquered ‘Canaletto’ or polished in glossy finish RAL-K7 3005 Red Wine, RAL-K7 5020 Ocean Blue, RAL-K7 7030 Stone Grey, RAL-K7 7039 Quartz Grey or RAL-K7 9001 Cream; frontal part divided into an open compartment L.53cm, H.8,7cm e P.44,5cm, always lacquered in matt black, and drawer on Blum® runners, with three compartments of different heights and volumes. MDF top thickness 18 mm, paired with a 3 mm thick sheet frame in steel painted brass, veneered in Stone Oak® or walnut lacquered ‘Canaletto’, coupled with the central body by means of bushes and pins. Brass feet screwed to the Ø16 mm round steel legs, with integrated fastening elements, connected to each other by steel rods Ø1 0 mm. Floor support secured by black PVC feet. All metal parts are coated with epoxy powder gunmetal grey colour and brass elements are satinized and finished with a transparent matt varnish.
Aero B, by Shibuleru
Scenographic presence in the living or dining room, the bar cabinet Aero B shares the same lightness of the bookcase, concealing a container through shutter doors that slide along the perimeter, offering a dynamic alternation of full and empty spaces. Technical description: Bar unit composed of monoblock container consisting of top and bottom in 18 mm thick MDF fitted with a contoured runner to house a sliding shutter door made of extruded aluminium. Aluminum “blade-handles” section 10 x 8 mm thick, screwed to the shutter. Central body in contoured MDF milled on the outside, with internal side panels and central support shelf in MDF. Contoured lower shelf, in double- panelled wood, 18 mm thick, consisting of a 7 cm frame in solid beech wood and board honeycomb, enclosed by two aluminium plates, fitted with holes and bushings to allow assembly of the uprights. All MDF components are painted RAL – K7 9017 matt black. Shutter door with liquid painting RAL – K7 9017 matt black only. Uprights in steel rod Ø22 mm, with inserted fixing element for the lower shelf. The frontal upright is provided with contoured plate for the fixing of the container compartment; whilst the other uprights are screwed to the backrest. Two additional steel rod supports, with integrated height adjustable PVC foot, are screwed to the lower shelf. Uprights, additional supports and feet are finished with epoxy powder coating in RAL – K7 9017 black. Available with internal spotlight equipped with motion sensor and rechargeable lithium battery. Charging with induction system and Micro USB cable. Available with 3000K light.
Greene, by David Lopez Quincoces
Greene is a sofa in fixed measures and defined by gentle curves for a relaxed and casual proposal: a structured yet soft perimeter welcomes ample cushions while standing on slender feet, restating once again the attention toward every small detail. Technical description: Sofa and armchair with supporting structure in lacquered tubular steel, 60x30mm section, seat sprung with coated rubber elastic straps and padding in polyurethane foam. Backrest and armrest structure in tubular steel embedded in cold- expanded polyurethane foam with covering in 100% polyether, thermally bonded onto a polyamide velveteen backing, screwed to the supporting structure. Seat, armrests and backrests cushions in prewashed and sterilized goose down, stitched into separate compartments, with performed polyurethane foam insert. Full-length seat cushion with, leaned, armrest cushion, joined together by a zip. Steel rod feet Ø22mm, screwed to the backrest structure with a bushing, welded within the structure and seat cushions support bar, in Ø20mm steel tube, fixed to the base by screw-spacer, with gunmetal grey epoxy powder coating. Floor support secured by adjustable black PVC feet. Cushions and structure upholstery in fabric or leather; the fabric version only is fully removable by zippers and Velcro fastenings. Seat depth: 64cm.
Sailor, by David Lopez Quincoces
Clean and simple intersecting lines that balance the visual impact of the whole are the defining characteristics of Sailor, the new floor-to-ceiling bookcase. The airy pace of the vertical posts, with hexagonal section, contrasts with the tighter rhythm of the slender shelves, created by bringing together two different materials in a “chiaroscuro” play which shows a refined wood craftsmanship skill. Technical description: Bookcase inspired by the world of boating, which allows maximum freedom for floor-to-ceiling or wall mounted compositions. Steel uprights with hexagonal section 25 mm, fitted with holes having a center to center distance of 38.5cm (35cm of useful space) to install the shelves, and an additional wall fixing spacer, for greater structural rigidity (for the both versions). Uprights finishes: matt transparent liquid painted steel or brass coloured steel with matt transparent finish. Floor-to-ceiling support plates with joint, Ø50 mm in satinized brass with a transparent matt varnish, screwed to the uprights. Floor, ceiling and wall support secured by black PVC elements. Maximum height of uprights: floor-to-ceiling version 305 cm; wall mounted version 250 cm with plate fitted for wall mounting (with a fisher) and wall support guaranteed by black PVC rounds. “Keel shaped” shelves (75/90/120/150 cm depth 33 cm) made of extruded aluminum bar, with glued an upper top in MDF (thickness 3mm) veneered in the finishings in collection and with terminal parts in solid wood, always in the same finishing of the “keel”, fitted with joints to allow the fixing to the uprights. Shelves available in the finishes: – Stone Oak® veneered top with matt black painted “keel” part and terminal parts; – Top in bleached maple with “keel” and terminal parts in Canaletto walnut “rigatino”;
Floyd-Hi 2, by Piero Lissoni
The particular of the armrest and back cushions set between structure and seat, characterize the Floyd-Hi 2 sofa, now available in the new version with single feet. Technical description: Linear sofa and armchair with backrest and armrests structure in multilayer poplar wood and double-panelled fir-wood, padded in differentiated density polyurethane foam, and covering in needle punched, resinated, non-woven polyester fiber, bonded onto a polyamide velveeten backing. Steel seat chassis, with epoxy powder coating, sprung with coated rubber elastic straps, padded in polyurethane foam covered in 100% polyether thermally bonded onto a polyamide velveteen backing. Backrest and armrest cushion in prewashed and sterilized goose down, stitched into separate compartments, with polyurethane foam insert. Seat cushion in differentiated density polyurethane foam and Visco-soft insert, covered with acrylic fibre layers. Foot made of laser-cut steel sheet with epoxy powder coating gunmetal grey color. Floor support secured by black PVC feet. Fabric or leather upholstery, both fully removable by zippers and Velcro fastenings. Seat depth: Armchair 56cm; Sofa 68cm.