Design Objects - The Sofa SORIANA designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa for CASSINA

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Dear readers and design lovers,

Today we will take a closer look at a true ICON among DESIGN OBJECTS, the model Soriana, designed in 1969 by the Italian architects Afra and Tobia Scarpa, is a production 100% Made in Italy by the famous company CASSINA. This sofa received many awards, among whom the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1970, being declared “a masterpiece of complexity achieved through simple tools”.

The idea of creating this innovative design came to its authors because of innovative materials available on the market, precisely the new polyurethane foaming techniques, allowing to create shapes that will hold, with no need for internal supports. The only element to “hold it up”, and at the same time sign distinctively the design with uniqueness, was the metal structure that is embracing the structure from upside up. It was the right moment in the industry to re-write the history of upholstered items, in search of new designs, challenging imagination, and offering a new lifestyle balanced between formal and informal. 

We have encountered this beautiful design object in the living spaces of many influencers and top lever properties around the world, some glimpse from IG pages see here below:

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Today, the internal padding is made of BioFoam® microspheres of plant origin, a diligent choice made by Cassina LAB Project to promote wellbeing and sustainable design. Moreover, the sitting is proposed, besides the classical blown polyester fiber, in a version that is using 100% recycled blown fiber produced from PET recovered from Plastic Bank®.

The base is upholstered with buttons and plastic fasteners, small feet and wheels in plastic and steel. Clamps are made in steel and powder-coated steel proposed in a few colors (Glossy China Red, Glossy Emerald Green, and Glossy White), while the upholstery is made in a selection of fabrics and leathers from the Cassina Collection.

Today we can choose to have Soriana in different sizes, a 2-seats and 3-seats sofas, an armchair, a chiase-longue and a pouf. You can see all technical sizes here below, and directly on the website of the producer company, .


It is a remarkable design, unique in style, and highly comfortable! A true masterpiece we can enjoy today in our own house.

With my best wishes,


MetropolitanMe Blogger