This sofa is like a floating island surrounded by removable cushions

January 2, 2015

Designer Davide Anzalone has created the Re-Cinto Sofa as part of the ‘Insofar’ international design contest promoted by Formabilio.





About the sofa

Re Cinto is an idea for a sofa with a casual spirit. The structure consists of an outer container made of lacquered plywood boards and a central seat which stands in the middle like a “floating island”. In this way a gap between the seat and the container is created. Within this empty space on the side and the back cushions are placed vertically forming the armrests and backrests, while the space underneath provides a storage area for small objects that can be used for your moments of relaxation.

The structure of the sofa favors a playful and unconventional use, being able to choose different colors for the cushions and arrange them as you like. The shape of the sofa with its cushions reminds the image of a fence, a soft enclosure where you can relax having everything at your fingertips.

The name “Re Cinto” is a play on words that literally means King Cinto in italian, but also “recinto” is the italian translation of fence. The project takes part of the “Insofar” international design contest promoted by Formabilio, an italian start-up furniture brand which produces furniture through a social community process.

Design: Davide Anzalone