Patricia Urquiola fastens seats with knitted straps for Moroso

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Patricia Urquiola uses knitted straps to fasten Belt seating for Moroso

Milan 2016: knitted belts hold together the folded cushions around Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola's latest seating range for Italian brand Moroso.

Urquiola's aptly named Belt range comprises large fabric-upholstered cushions that double over to form the sofa backs.

Patricia Urquiola belt range of furniture for Moroso at Milan design week 2016

Knitted straps with a firm finish weave around the sofa and are stitched into the padded elements to maintain the folded forms.

"The folded covering emphasises the carefree, undefined shape, further accentuated by the use of knitted fabric for the belts that hold it in place," said Moroso.

The large seat cushions have equally rounded shapes, and are accessorised with small back pillows for added comfort.

Patricia Urquiola belt range of furniture for Moroso at Milan design week 2016

A modular aluminium frame can be disassembled, reconfigured and added to when the user requires.

Urquiola has a long-standing relationship with Moroso, and has created a variety of seating designs for the brand. Recent products include the jersey-upholsetered (love me) Tender sofa, the M.A.S.S.A.S. designs with exaggerated seams and the Clarissa Hood chairs modelled on hooded garments.

During her work with the company, Urquiola has built up a close relationship with the brand's creative director Patrizia Moroso.

"Patrizia Moroso is the woman who gave me credibility," Urquiola told Dezeen. "I always say that she is part of my DNA, and that it is my relationship with her. [Designing for Moroso] is something that I think is necessary, because it is part of me."

Patricia Urquiola belt range of furniture for Moroso at Milan design week 2016

Moroso is presenting the Belt sofas at this year's Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, alongside new designs by DoshiLevien, Tord Boontje, Scholten & Baijings, and Front.

Also during this year's Milan design week, Urquiola is exhibiting a cabinet with stained-glass doors – part of a trend for coloured glass.

Her other recent projects include a bathtub supported by steel tubes and the interior of watch brand Panerai's first US flagship store.