Recently returning from the renowned Milan Furniture Fair, Limeline is excited to introduce Edra’s latest collection, In Wonderland, to the South African market. One of the more cutting edge collections of the show, Edra managed to come up with unique new materials and manages to once again challenge convention through form and function.
The In Wonderland collection, some of which has once again been designed by the famous Campana brothers, also focuses largely on natural materials, which have been transformed to a minimum so as to conserve their original character. The sofas embody a sense of comfort, despite making use of heavy fabrics, slabs of solid mahogany and plush eco-fur. To complete the collection, Edra has designed the Alice armchair, which with its colorful and luminous design leaves you drifting off into “Wonderland”.
In their years with Edra, the Campana brothers have always considered the material with which each piece is realized as a value unto itself. From the wooden slats of the Favela chair, to the long strands of raffia of the Cabana container or the 120 meters of velvet tubing of the Boa sofa. Now, they introduce the Grinza armchair. It has a steel tube frame and polyurethane padding, with great expanses of leather or eco-fur, softly upholstered over the structure.
Another one of their designers, Francesco Binfaré, was inspired by the bohemian lifestyle of artists. He identified the cohesion between ruggedness and comfort. The result is Sfatto sofa, whose name means ‘disheveled’, with its ultra-soft padding and adjustable backrest, covered in heavy fabrics. As always, Edra’s philosophy of achieving an informal image was preceded by complex research, consisting on the one hand of sophisticated engineering, and a long process of manual finishing on the other. With one simple movement, Sfatto allows the user to easily switch from a classic low divan to a high, inviting sofa.
But the finishing touch of the new “Wonderland collection” is certainly the Alice armchair designed by Jocopo Foggini. It is a fusion of organic forms, luminous colors and translucent plastic cords, creating this tremulous armchair, which in actual fact is absolutely solid. Adding character to this handmade masterpiece are the colors such as lemon yellow, petroleum green and fuchsia pink.
The Edra, collection, along with a few other top European luxury furniture brands are available exclusively through Limeline in Southern Africa. For more information, please contact Limeline on +27 – 21 – 424 8682, visit their website on www.limeline.co.za, or visit their showroom at the 15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town.
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