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Saba Italia's new seating system designed by Cristina Celestino

A project that recalls the retro-future atmospheres of the Seventies. A sofa with soft, decisive geometries.

 

Gala represents Cristina Celestino’s debuts with Saba Italia. The new seating system created by the designer from Friuli, with its soft, decisive lines, recalls the retro-future atmospheres of sofas for living in 1970s interiors. The central spine is a vertical septum that draws pleated curves ready to accommodate, both on the front and on the back, pouf-seats of different depths.


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Gala is a sofa that can be used in a variety of ways, and is designed to interpret different visions of interiors, from residential contexts to hotels. Among other things, the name recalls one of the planets in Star Wars and is an indirect homage to the world of the stars and the optimism and avant-garde that characterised that era.

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© Mattia Balsamini

“Gala is a contemporary seating system but, as always, my research moved freely through time, in search for references from most diverse contexts, to reach a synthesis of my journey,” said Cristina Celestino. “If the theme of plissé so dear to me, as investigated by Roberta di Camerino, is part of my ideas, it was then contaminated with the visionary and sculptural fashion of Pierre Cardin. So was the retro-future atmosphere typical of the 70s interiors and the production of upholstery of that precursory era of a very unrestrained and free-from-schemes vision of the sofa.”





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