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Gala

Saba Italia - Gala

Cristina Celestino designs for Saba the new Gala seating system, thus establishing a collaboration with the company. The project responds to the desire of investigating the sofa as a place and not only as a mere functional product, to the aspiration of dematerializing the very concept of traditional living and to create a sofa with a strong iconographic design component. The “sofa” is a place of exchange, it generates new experiences and it shapes interior spaces.

Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
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With a subtle reference to the retro-future atmosphere of sofas that inhabited the ‘70s, the new collection explores the flexibility of the upholstered object with a no gender, sculptural and sophisticated volume, which lends itself to interpreting different visions of interiors, from residential to hospitality contexts. The central backbone is a vertical element that draws pleated curves ready to accommodate, both on the front as well as on the back, a seat-pouf element of different depths. The many possible configurations give life to a “hybrid” and flexible sofa with which one can interact.

Saba Italia - Gala
Saba Italia - Gala
Product Overview
In a collective utopian imagination, the name Gala is associated to the concept of elegance and sophistication, but Gala is also an ornament, a decoration that is created with a rippled textile band and in our case, Gala becomes the structure of the upholstery itself. Gala is also one of the planets in Star Wars and an indirect tribute to the world of stars, to the optimism and the avant-garde that characterized that era.
Saba Italia - Gala
Product name

Gala

Designer

Cristina Celestino

Dimensions
Modular sofa
Year

2021

“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. 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.” - Cristina Celestino
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