The Imperious Sofa is an instant classic with its timeless lines and impeccable Italian leather upholstery. The exquisite body of the sofa is defined by a frame in hard leather which spans across the piece and wraps around its arms providing an aesthetic warmth and distinctive arm detailing, setting it apart from the rest. The Imperious is designed with metallic V-span legs, which allow the body of the sofa to float, creating a lightweight aesthetic. The imperial comfort of the Imperious sofa makes it the perfect piece for daily living.
Maurizio Manzoni, born in Nuoro in 1967, graduated with a degree in Architecture in Florence in 1995and in 1999 he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Florence, for the Course of Design and Survey and Fabric Diagnostics (Costume and Fashion -Department of Industrial Design). He then worked with the brand Lancia, on a project entitled 'Design invisible' aimed at creating the concept car “Dialogos”.
His wide-range of work includes: Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Stand Exhibitions, Fabric Design, and both interior and exterior Design for Motor Boats and Sailing Yachts. He works with the world’s industry-leading companies in Italy and abroad: Arketipo, Cattelan Italy, Dema, Difer, Fendi Casa, Fiam, Italvelluti, Luilor, Kenzo Maison, Ycami, The Joiners, Lancia, Ligne Roset, MDF, Italy, Mercedes-Benz Style, Natuzzi Italy, Pedrali, Quintessence from Valdichienti, Roche Bobois , Steiner- Paris, Treca Interiors, Visionnaire, Alberta, Enne luxury, and Suite Esedra.
He founded StudioMEMO with the Designer Prof. Roberto Tapinassi in Florence, in 2001.
The two Designers found common ground in wanting to offer new solutions for contemporary living issues by applying the logic of Italian Design—work, which is purposeful and well-established in research. StudioMEMO is an open study and depends on continuous research and collaborations between industry professionals with various skill sets and expertise.
Studio Memo is able to successfully address every type of design need as it relates to the course of normal design procedure- relying on prototypists and technical consultants to ensure that no project issues go unsolved. StudioMEMO emphases the importance of ‘openness to constructive and sincere dialogue between both their internal and many external collaborators.’
Specialties: Architecture & Industial Design, Interior Design, Nautical Design, Graphics, Exhibition Stands and Textile Design.