The Coronado project is one of the foundation projects from the research of Afra and Tobia Scarpa. It emerged from the proposal to match an iron frame with the revolutionary technology of cold moulded polyurethane foam, which B&B Italia introduced to the furnishing sector. This is one of the most interesting examples of all-inclusive design. In addition to the intrinsic innovations that Coronado presented in terms of design, materials and technologies, the design also included optimising production times and the company’s international calling. The project consisted of four distinct structural pieces (held together with only two screws). This made it possible to use separate processes, with the added advantage that the disassembled pieces could be easily stored and shipped all over the world. The product design, or rather its aesthetics, actually determined its success: the proportioned sizes and anti-traditional image free from those heavy lines that were so popular at that time. Coronado was conceived as a trait-d’union between period furniture and the growing desire for modernity, and it fulfilled the expectations of the upper middle class at that time. Coronado is still the traditional sofa with an evergreen design, the very image of relaxation. It guarantees comfort with a suspension system made from harmonic steel bands inserted into the structure of the back. In addition to the sofas and the armchair, the collection also has a high back armchair with its innovative ottoman Designer: Afra and Tobia Scarpa Typology: Armchairs Collection: B&B Italia Year: 1966 Presented in the distant 1966, after more than forty years it is still the symbol of relaxation. Its revolutionary personality in terms of design and of materials is the example of B&B Italia’s industrial culture, but success, then as today, was decreed by aesthetics that converge the classical features of period furniture and modern requirements. Besides the sofas and armchair, the collection also includes a high armchair with a unique ottoman, which have in common the fact that comfort is ensured by a spring system made of steel music wire strips incorporated into the backrest. Technical information Internal frame: tubular steel and steel profiles Internal frame upholstery: Bayfit® (Bayer®) flexible cold shaped polyurethane foam, polyester fibre cover Seat and armrest cushions upholstery: shaped polyurethane of different density, polyester fibre Back cushions upholstery: shaped polyurethane, polyester fibre cover Feet: black thermoplastic material Cover: fabric or leather Quality Our quest for quality in every aspect has always ensured excellence at B&B Italia. Discover the quality of the materials that go into our products.
- Depth: 37.75 Width: 37.75 Height: 37.0
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