Essential Sofa by Francesco Binfare for Edra


by Francesco Binfare

Additional materials, colours and sizes may also be available. Please contact a Space sales consultant for further information.


Essential is the third of Edra's sofas to use "smart" cushions, a technology that makes the cushions pliable to preference with slight movements. The technology also features in Absolu, the sofa design by Francesco Binfare released in Milan in 2015

The Essential grants maximum comfort, and infinite modularity. It was designed to be timeless, durable and above trends.

It is a primary sofa, contained in size. It is "flexible" because, thanks to the "smart" cushion, it can shape itself to all possible uses. It is adaptable, because it consists of several sections. It is cosy, to stimulate the encounter between people. In one word, it is elegant. Its elegance transcends emotion. It is objective, sober and essential.

"Sofas are interesting objects. I like to design them because it is the site in the house where you exercise an interpersonal relationship that results in a physical activity that keeps track of behavioural changes. Sofas are small soft architectures. All the sofas I designed for Edra tell the story of changes in human behaviour. They are rooted in a particular era and yet timeless, because not influenced by trends. Today, in my opinion, people feel denuded in this huge, global and very conformist space. As a result of this, very basic needs, such as the need for roots, grow. We return to the essentials, but with the availability of new and sophisticated technologies and an evolution in their use."

Product Type Sofa
Brand Edra
Designer Francesco Binfare
Year of Design 2016
Country of Origin Italy
: Sofa 180/224w x 90/112d x 71/92h cm seat height 37 cm
: Sofa 260/304w x 90/112d x 71/92h cm seat height 37 cm
: Modular Compositions Available
: Pouf 90w x 90d x 37h cm
: Pouf 80w x 160d x 37h cm

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