VINA is a new project, designed for Alias Design. For this sofa, I set out to simplify the idea of the sofa, to go beyond a practical, elegant and comfortable design. Vina’s DNA is evident in its design.
A sofa is often the result of a complex structure which is then, covered with foam and fabrics. But VINA is the opposite of that. Here, it was the end result that guided the project: VINA was designed and conceived "from the outside in", so that the comfort zones come foremost and these are supported by the structure.
The frame, assembled from aluminium extrusions, houses a set of special cushions making VINA infinitely modular. Its design and the principles underpinning its conception allow it to be configured for multiple functions.
VINA leaves an impression of lightness and simplicity that combine comfort with elegance.