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Float sofa by Sarah Ellison in a concrete interior

Float sofa by Sarah Ellison

Dezeen Showroom: Float is a 1970s-inspired sofa designed by Australian design brand Sarah Ellison in collaboration with Pantone, which boasts a warm shade of brown.

The signature colour, named Piccolo, was designed by the two brands to create a sense of comfort and inspire a connection between people.

"The dialogue with Pantone began from my desire to create an organic colour that would represent the theme of connection and complement my Float sofa design," said Sarah Ellison, founder of the namesake brand.

Float sofa by Sarah Ellison in a concrete interior
The sofa is upholstered in a luxe velvet fabric

Informed by conversation pits, Ellison designed the sofa as a contemporary take on 1970s design.

The Float sofa has an enveloping seat with slanted armrests and is upholstered in a luxe velvet fabric.

Float sofa by Sarah Ellison in a concrete interior
Pantone's Piccolo colour was designed specifically for the sofa

"The embrace of a bulbous, low-slung, textural centrepiece such as the Float sofa offers a level of comfort and simplifies the human connection that has been lacking in recent years," said Sarah Ellison.

"Piccolo immediately amplifies the design, creating a sensorial richness that would be hard to achieve without this colour play," Ellison continued.

Product: Float
Designer: Sarah Ellison
Brand: Sarah Ellison
Contact: [email protected]

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