Cassina Beam sofa system 550
By Patricia Urquiola
This seating system comprises three sofas, which can also be used individually, and modular padded elements: two or three-seater end units with left- or right-hand armrest, two-seater center units, corner units and left- or right-hand chaise longues, ottoman and center or end low tables. Each element rests on a “beam” base: geometric, formal, with a strong aesthetic impact, the base is the functional core of the system. Indeed, it enables various confi gurations to be created, arranging the padded elements together or alternating the seating, tables and ottoman in interesting compositions. This contemporary take focuses on practicality and comfort together with attention to detail, to enhance its aesthetic characteristics: soft, cosy yet not excessively huge cushions, the high back, stitching detail along the edges, the sideways protrusion of the overlapping back and the armrest and the two possible positions of the armrest for quality relaxation. Structure: steel tube. Padding: variable density CFC-free polyurethane foam. Base: black anodised aluminium. Feet: clear plastic. Removable upholstery in fabric or leather. Table fi nishes: American walnut, natural oak, blackstained oak, cement-stone.