By Antonio Citterio
The Grandemare sofa was designed with an eye to understatement, but it is rich in (sometimes hidden) design solutions that reveal its many virtues. It is a clustering of geometric shapes – that are nonetheless soft and entirely free of sharp corners – that rest on a cowhide-upholstered wood platform. Tone-on-tone or contrasting color grosgrain piping enhances the seat, armrest and seat back upholstery. An epoxy-powder-coated metal perimeter frame, set back from the edges of the cowhide-clad platform, gives the Grandemare sofa the appearance of floating.