The dramatic high back and sides of the Ghisolfa pieces provide an acoustic cocoon that envelopes the sitter, protecting them from noise and keeping their own conversations private.
"I am fascinated by the possibility of creating a piece of furniture with physical and mental comfort. An intimate place to concentrate and relax," said Mangiarotti.
"I liked the idea of a nest, soft like a big pillow and cosy like a protective hug," she added. "A place that looks and is welcoming. It should have a generous space where the user can always find a comfortable and personal sitting position."
Thick quilted material makes for a comfortable seat that doubles as an acoustic baffle. The high back and sides create another layer of privacy and comfort.
"The acoustic textile structure protects the user from external noise and contributes to relaxation," said Mangiarotti. "But even the tone of the seated voice drops. This acoustic quality changes our perception and sensations for the better, making us feel calmer."
Ghisolfa pieces are also available with lower backs and sides to aide communication during meetings or in breakout areas.
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