The Lara sofa, 1958 was designed by Roberto Pamio, Renato Toso and Noti Massari for Stillwood. Pamio and Toso were close collaborators. Joined by Massari for the sofa project they appear to develop ideas led by Pierre Paulin, creating completely new forms following developments in foam technology. Like Paulin, the Lara sofa is an example of foam being used structurally, in this case to make a low-slung L-shape, with the two pieces fitting together like an organic jigsaw, which leads to a joyful piece of design.
The one pictured has sold, however another one upholstered in a high quality off-white wool boucle is available.
Appearing in Domus n. 538, January 1974.
H60 L305 D255cm. Seat H37cm