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A New Generation of the sofa by Philippe Starck at Salone del MobileWednesday 13 April 2016
Volage EX-S is a new generation of the sofa by Philippe Starck presented at Salone Del Mobile 2016 in Milan. In other words, it is he evolution of the Privé/Volage fixed sofa to a versatile sectional sofa. For more than twenty years, Philippe Starck has undertaken with Cassina the task of rethinking the classic sofa. Volage EX-S is the result of this research. It is the centre of gravity of the home, a platform of energy where its user can freely live.
Thanks to a complete range, this sectional sofa is the refined answer for those who are looking for timeless elegance in all living environments.
“Timelessness always has this subtle elegance, this ‘je ne sais quoi’ called charm. Volage EX-S is the essence of timelessness.” Philippe Starck.
The quilted capitonné workmanship, an innovative process exclusively developed on an industrial scale together with Starck for the Privé and Volage sofas, has been redesigned and evolves in the Volage EXS project. The even effect of the padded backrest is maintained thanks to the use of a preformed polyurethane insert, however, following his instinct that ‘less is always more’, the designer changes the appearance of this model by replacing the traditional button with a simple and elegant stitch that hides the fastener inside the cushion.
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As a result its bourgeois aspect is stripped away and the sofa assumes a fresh and contemporary look.
The evolution of Volage EX-S is particularly evident in its increased comfort, as highlighted in its name EX-S, extra soft: the sofa has a comfortable single cushion-seat and a wide armrest which both have a polyurethane core padded with feathers, a tempting invitation to gather and relax in the home.
As with all Cassina products, meticulous attention has been paid to detail, for example in the visible stitching around the sofa’s perimeter and in the saddle-leather workmanship of the integrated functional tables.
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