Designed by: Design Saba Italia + A. Marras
The seating collection _ñOltremare_ designed by Antonio Marras and produced in collaboration with Saba, stems from a far-away past and place, full of history, recollection, memories overflowing with suggestions and visions. And this is how Antonio Marras presented an object so dear to him that he defines a sacred-idol, that narrates of his land, of his sea, but mostly, of his story. We named it Oltremare, because all things have a soul and every soul has a name. Oltremare encloses within its inlets the classic and the modern. The curve is a line that can be tamed: it forms a wave, a fold, it creates a place but it also offers an escape route. In our utopian world we investigated the relationship between the curved line and the act of seating, asymmetric shapes that become backrests and sink into extremely comfortable seats pushing past the rectangular schemes so dear to the sober lines of designing sofas. The asymmetric curves that enclose it are the inspirations for the Oltremare armchair that completes the collection alongside a padded bench. A comfortable nest suspended on a slim varnished metal base, whose essential lines render, by contract, the armchair_s silhouette even more interesting. Oltremare is a seating system that, even though winks at the past, it communicates a strong contemporary soul and is suitable by nature to various interpretations.