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When I saw this Gilder sofa by Moroso, the first thing that came to mind was Princess Leia buns, combining in the sofa fun and sensuality, function and stage presence, and concentrating them in an abundant, full, bold form. Glider offsets the structural approach with an instinctive and anthropomorphic interpretation, as if it were the snapshot of an exuberant exploration of volumes, the enigmatic charm, ancestral in some respects, of roundness. A suggestion strengthened by the physical and conceptual association with movement: thanks to the rocking structure the sofa is transformed into a swing, adding to the comfort and physical presence a new experience, unexpected yet at the same time deeply intimate. The outcome is absolute, verging on the archetype, as only work performed in the territory opened up between art and industrial design, design and sculpture, can sustain.

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