Anfibio Sofa
Alessandro Becchi for Giovannetti Collezioni 

The name ‘Anfibio’ translates to ‘amphibian’ as the unique design takes inspiration from fold-out life rafts. The versatility of this piece in which it can be set in 4 different configurations is a testament to it’s versatility.
Originally designed in 1971, Becchi was invited to exhibit his avant-garde sofa bed design at MoMA in New York for the show "ltaly: the New Domestic Landscape" and now the Anfibio is part of the permanent collection at MoMA and 12 other modern art museums around the world. 

Soft and voluminous in appearance, the inner structure of the sofa is a steel frame to allow for a sturdy folding functionality. The upholstery material is joined by lacing through chromed eyes with a piped length of striped material creating a detail feature. 

Internally the the mattress is covered on its top side with short-piled cream ecological lamb wool . 

The front side of the rectangle can be lifted by the straps to fold-over so that the press-studs can be attached at the back and sides. The mattress folds over at the same time, thus forming the seat of the sofa, the arms and back of which are formed by the voluptuous tube. 

2.5 seater  L:190cm, W: 120 cm, H: 70 cm, SH: 35 cm
3 seater      L:240cm, W: 100 cm, H: 70 cm, SH: 35 cm

Materials & Finish:
Leather or Fabric

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