Dezeen promotion: Spanish design brand Sancal has released the latest piece from its Majestic Collection: a sofa with deep seats and configurable elements (+ slideshow).
Designed by Rafa Garcia, the Tiptoe sofa is based on simplicity and functionality, and it can be tailored to suit its intended environment.
Deep seats are topped with cushions made from fibre and memory foam. Arms and modules can be added or taken away to create the desired shape – allowing the sofa to be used as a chaise longue.
Tiptoe rests on slim metal legs, which give the piece its name. These can be finished in either copper or anthracite.
Rafa Garcia has designed some of Sancal's most recognisable products, including the Air and Eleva sofa, and more recently the Rock table and Tecno sofa.
The Tiptoe sofa is the latest release from Sancal's Majestic Collection – a range that explores the idea of majesty in a "tongue-in-cheek" fashion.
Other pieces from the collection include Spanish studio Yonoh's Mosaico occasional table and seating system that fits together like a puzzle, which were presented at Milan's Salone del Mobile furniture fair earlier this year.
For more information about the products, visit the Sancal website.
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With clean, rational lines, Tiptoe takes contemporary pieces one step forward. A design based on a philosophy of simplicity and functionality, it is a sofa that can be used with different styles to create calm, serene environments.
The slim legs give the piece its name, a model that is quiet, subtle, light and nimble, as if it were tip-toeing around the living room. As well as setting off the design, the legs provide a sophisticated touch in either of their finishes: copper or anthracite.
Tiptoe is irresistibly cosy. Its studied depth, variety of modules and various types of arm, mean that it can be configured to fit into any home. The use of fibre and memory foam in its cushions makes this one of our most comfortable products. Wallow in scatter cushions by adding extra deep modules or a chaise longue.
Rafa sits at the creative heart of Sancal having designed some of the company's classics like the Air or Eleva sofas as well as more recent designs. His latest products include the highly successful Rock table and Tecno sofa. After a period influenced by retro currents with pieces like the Folk sofa or Soul armchair, this year he has taken a turn towards minimalism to produce the simple yet elegant Tiptoe sofa.
The Majestic Collection
Sancal has the pleasure to present our latest creations. The Majestic Collection is a tongue-in-cheek look at majesty using the profusion of decorative styles from other periods, reviving sensations through the careful curation of materials and forms.
Our instinct told us that it was high time we revealed our sophisticated side, but how could we conserve the humour and fresh design that defines us?
The result is an intentionally impossible, almost surreal, scenography: a palace-like environment that is inspired by the ancient "olden ratio, decorated with objects that are obviously false. A chic, innovative look, far from the staid perpetual reproduction of the past that is so often pushed as elegant.
Jokes aside, this is a serious, refined collection. The rich use of materials is as important to us as the lines of the pieces themselves. Soft velvet, the scent of leather, the detail of marquetry and the shine of metallic colours like copper or silver breathe life into the collection.
As if enchanted, the products each have their own personality: the mini armchair Tonella, by the Swedish design studio Note, pays tribute to one of Sancal's first pieces; Yonoh's Mosaico occasional table and seating system enables a seemingly infinite number of compositions; The Vichy dining table by French designers BrichetZiegler boasts its full spread of marquetry. Although, without a doubt, the star of the show is the Tiptoe sofa - by one of Sancal's favourite designers Rafa García - suspended on slim legs. The Collar and Nudo chairs have also had new pieces added to their families.