Shangri-La is a collection of informal and casual sofas and armchairs based upon the apparent conflict between geometric and soft shapes, with this being the new version of a collection that had great success in the 1970’s. Restyled by Luca Scacchetti, a square shell is characterized by clear and precise lines and contains a soft filling, without shape, marked by messy creases and swellings that invite you to relax and immerse yourself into it, like in a hug. The external frame is lifted from the ground by metallic legs that run the length, to the arms, but not continuing, thereby containing the internal elements in a unique tidy and sophisticated shape, in a different contemporaneous existence.
The load-bearing frame is constructed of solid poplar wood with additional connecting elements in poplar plywood. Dap joints unite the various parts of the frame with securing cylindrical dowels. The seat webbing consists of elastic polypropylene and natural latex belts in two sizes, each with its own precisely defined elasticity. Belts 9 cm wide are fixed parallel to each other and perpendicularly to the length of at 20% elasticity; these are interlaced by 5 cm wide belts at 80% elasticity. The frame is upholstered with contoured sheets of resilient, CFC-free polyurethane foam with density of 35 kg/m3 and 75 kg/m3, covered with bonded plush.
The back and the arms are in poplar plywood panels veneered in wood similar to ebony or upholstered with a polyurethane foam of 5 mm and then covered in fabric or leather.
The cushions of the back and of the arm are in polyurethane foam covered in polyester wadding. The coffee table has a top of black coated melamine panel covered in leather. The base is in tubular steel epoxy powder coated varnished in all the colours available of the collection.