The Saruyama sofa, a revolutionary and unique project that has become an icon of contemporary design, is now joined by Saruyama Islands. The original Saruyama, with its geomorphic shape, an extraordinarily lyrical object, is made up of three modules. When joined together they form a large circular island, all different one from the other, to suggest a free interpretation of seating.
Made of a self-supporting frame in stress-resistant polyurethane foam of varied densities, the covers are not removable. Toshiyuki Kita develops and expands on the initial Saruyama design by creating an 'archipelago' of independent islands made up of small seats, a chaise longue and small tables which can live together or independently of one other, all the while maintaining unchanged the organic aesthetic features and the functionality inherent in the design. While Saruyama is intended for large spaces, the islands meet more compact needs.
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