Casa Modernista

2018 Seating for Moroso

‘Casa Modernista’ is the residential version of ‘Modernista’ that preceded it. Casa Modernista is a subtle homage to Gregori Warchavchik, Russian-Ukrainian architect responsible for promoting modern architecture in the 1920’s Brazil – the formal precision and objective sobriety of the prior models is tempered, opening itself to relaxation and spontaneity; the cushions lose stiffness, the seating becomes deeper and welcoming, the lines softened. Despite its roots and references lying within Modernism – This collection distinguishes itself with its ambitious attempt to integrate the figurative component, representative of Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien’s work, to the linear rationality of the rectangle geometric shape.

The two designers contrast the classical composition, from meticulous attention to the surface and material performance to the emphasis of meaningful traits: the central button denies and simultaneously reworks the capitonné padding bourgeois charm, while the base, revised through colour choice and the use of steel, tempers the aesthetics of industrial manufacturing.

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