1966

Coronado

DESIGN

CORONADO is one of the design masterpieces developed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa. It was developed following a proposal to combine an iron frame with the company's revolutionary cold polyurethane foam moulding technology.


It is one of the most interesting examples of 360° design. Aside from the intrinsic innovations that CORONADO introduced in terms of design, materials and technologies, the design also sought to optimise manufacturing time and take account of the company's international orientation. The design can be broken down into four distinct structural parts in order to allow separate manufacturing and allow the disassembled parts to be easily stored and sent all over the world.


The product's design, i.e. its look, is the reason for its success: the proportioned dimensions, the anti-conventional image, without the heavy lines that were in vogue at the time. CORONADO was created to be a trait-d'union between stylish furniture and the desire for modernity, thus responding to the expectations of the bourgeoisie of the time.


CORONADO is now considered a sofa with an evergreen design, the image of relaxation. Comfort is ensured by the suspension system formed of harmonic steel bands fitted into the structure of the backrest. As well as the sofa and armchair, the collection also includes a high armchair with matching pouf.



Further information

> CORONADO product sheet
> AFRA E TOBIA SCARPA designer sheet