Divano Ever More di Bonaldo

Sofas and armchairs perfect in every living room, chosen by the editorial staff of the Israeli magazine Goodesign


"The sofa is perhaps the most important piece of furniture in th living room and it is difficult to imagine a space without it. But which sofa would fit? Towards spring and the season of renewal - an overview of sofas and seating systems” by the Israeli magazine Goodesign, which dedicates a focus to the world of upholstery, with products by Bonaldo, Vitra, Gamma Arredamenti, Bontempi, Saba, Poltrona Frau, Flexform, Cappellini, Cassina, Minotti, Moroso, Porro and Roche Bobois (full article)

The editors in chief Dana Ben Baruch and Yulia Prilik-Niv tell: “In terms of colors of sofas this year and probably next year, we will prefer a calm color - bright and optimistic natural colors (such as white, cream, beige), along with warm and deep colors reminiscent of earth like brown, terracotta, caramel, soft gray, smoky pink, and other pastel shades. There is no doubt that anyone who prefers a sofa with a dramatic presence will moderate the space and integrate a dominant sofa in black, royal blue or burgundy. In any case, balance is the key word. 
In the materials domain, there are undoubtedly the biggest changes in design and manufacturing. Along with the natural materials including cotton, leather, wood, bamboo, linen and wool, there is a growing trend of ecological design, one that takes the environment into account in the design processes. Factories of many brands have moved to greener and sustainable production that benefits the environment and humans and they create a durable furniture. As part of the ecological trend, materials are reused alongside the production of textiles from plastic products. Some companies use upholstery fabrics that used to be plastic drinking bottles, for example. In addition, there is a trend of vintage and second hand - a combination of furniture that has been around for decades alongside new and renewed items, so the furniture also has an interesting story. The idea is to spend less. It's even more popular among the younger generation. 
Texture - Along with the choice of colors and materials that fit us, the textures of the sofas and armchairs are important. This year we are seeing more and more fabrics, leather and upholstery with deep or rough textures such as wool, woven material, velvet etc. The touch of our sofas and armchairs is a significant motif in creating an atmosphere and a pleasant feeling. 
Formality - the lines are clean and modern, an expression of a contemporary and functional lifestyle, devoid of ornaments. However, not all lines are straight and there is a trend of rounded lines in a wavy shape. The soft angles are a leading trend in 2022, a kind of sculptural furniture that mimics nature.” 


Read also A sophisticated approach to comfort: design as narrated by the magazines 


Magazine: Goodesign 
Country: Israel 
Article: “Seating areas - on the couch” 
Photo: Bonaldo, Ever More sofa, photo courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano

15 April 2022