Manufactured by Missana /2016/ Designer_Alberto Sánchez
BLOCK, opposites attract
Opposite shapes attracting one another, complementary colors getting along with flamboyant spontaneity and curved lines fitting in parallelepiped objects: this is the essence of the new Block collection by MUT Design for the Spanish brand Missana.
With Block sofas and armchairs, the Valencia-based studio deepens in that search for duality they have already explored in some of their previous projects by making two apparently conflicting concepts strike up an open dialogue and eventually fuse them together in a gentle way.
Thus, basic geometric shapes, like cubes or prisms, adapt to organic shapes. The harshness of the base is counteracted by the soft touch of the seat and backrest, while the symmetry of the frame is disrupted by the obvious asymmetry in the distribution of the cushions.
This new collection takes from color blocking its bold bright flat colors, such as royal blue or burgundy, a radically modern palette however close to the most classic elegance.
Once again the game of opposites results in a provocative product which looks fun and whimsical and all the same suitable for contract purposes because its small size allows for easy adaptation to waiting rooms, lounge areas and lobbies.
Besides, cushions are provided with a hidden zip so they can be unsheathed in order to make maintenance much easier, especially in public installations where cleaning is more demanding. With Block, MUT have successfully proven once again their ability to perform mutant design: versatile, colorful and always shocking.