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Sushi by Edward van Vliet

Designer Edward van Vliet has created a collection of furniture for Italian brand Moroso, called Sushi.


The range includes a sofa, rug, pouf and chairs, upholstered in a patchwork of fabrics designed for the collection.


Moroso launched the furniture at its Amsterdam showrooms last month and in New York last week. It will also be shown in Milan next month.


Here's some more information from Moroso:


The Sushi collection is a sophisticated wrapping concept inspired by universal layers, found also in nature and architecture. This concept is also, though be it in a different manner, found in the Karmacoma. A sofa with a hard shell, medium firmness support pillows and comfortable pillows on the surface. Each layer distinguished by a different sort of upholstery.


Besides the above a modernistic folklore Donut pouf can be spotted in this landscape. Large round islands upholstered with a patchwork of various colorful fabrics. All fabrics have been specially developed for this collection. Very handsome and eye catching are the large Carp fish embroideries. They appear on the various items and bond all items together.


The large and small geospere Rontonton lamps derive from a lighting family recognized by three dimensional geometric bodies made out of plastic and allumium perforated sandwich sheet. The radiation through the perforated sheets adds an additional layer onto all other designs.


The Spirocube rug is another interpretation of modernistic folklore. It shows a two dimensional pattern of geometric spiral figures and makes a perfect base for this inventive assembly.


Amsterdam, 23 February and 2 March - Milan, 25 February - New York 5 March 2009


The full Sushi Collection by Edward van Vliet for Moroso is previewed in the Moroso showrooms in Amsterdam (23 February and 2 March), Milan (25 February) and New York (5 March). Edward van Vliet is a Dutch interior designer who started off as a fabric designer before moving into interior design and large-scale furnishing projects, including Derlon Hotel and NL Hotel in Amsterdam.


He worked with Patrizia Moroso on this collection. She describes her perception of the creativity of a designer she has known for years:

"Edward has a very light, free and easy approach to designing, and he also has a talent for amalgamating very different elements. The contrast highlights their differences and, as in life, it becomes the most attractive and interesting side of things". This special combination of different elements is indeed the key characteristic of this collection, which unites simple, clean lines with exquisite patchwork embroidery, evocative of Japanese or Moroccan moods, and embroidered, ultra-modern geometric patterns.


The background music for the Milan evening draws inspiration from the Sushi Collection and was devised by Edward exclusively for Moroso's guests.