London design studio Doshi Levien has designed this charming loveseat for the Italian furniture company Moroso. It is part of the Beautiful Backside Collection, inspired by this picture from the book The Garden of Life by Naveen Patnaik. Designers Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien have been combining their sensibilities since 2000. The mixing of Nipa's Indian visual and cultural influence, and Jonathan's industrial design ..... result in this sofa, reminiscent of a One Thousand and One Nights. Inspired by this "miniature painting of a Maharani sitting on the floor of her palace, surrounded and supported by multipled of pebble shaped cushions" ..... the sofa is a collection of thin mats, placed next to each other or on top of one another, covered by various fabrics, creating a graphic style. The divan is available in several sizes, with different pillow shapes, and in a variety of fabric and color combinations.
This collection of furniture is the perfect example of the collaboration of ethnic and contemporary design. It is stunningly modern, with a classic Indian influence.