After the success of the ISABEL dining chair, the collection now includes a sofa, and two new armchairs, the first one more linear and full covered with hide leather, the second one provided with soft cushions. ISABEL is a lavish product, entirely covered in cowhide, including the legs. It has terse, essential lines that entrust much of the expressive impact of the design to the precious materials. The back is an elegant and enveloping metal chassis covered in cowhide that extends into the armrests, flaring slightly at the ends to generate a small fold in the leather, like a light origami. The sofa – light and raised off the floor – features seat and back cushions shown at the Salone with an original double covering: brown testa di moro velvet for the seat, Havana cotton for the back. “The project includes a family of products marked by the choice and use of noble materials like cowhide and leather, crafted with great attention to detail.
The collection expresses absolute values of design and elegance through the ability to dialogue with and interpret the path of design. The purity of the materials and forms make these objects almost museum pieces, which silently dance in the void, tempting the observer to use them.” Carlo Colombo In 2004, he won the title of Designer of the Year; in 2009, he won an international competition for designing the two poly-functional towers in Abu Dhabi and in 2011 taught design at the De Tao Masters Academy in Beijing, China.
Among his many recognitions are the Elle Décor International Design Award (2005, 2008, 2010, 2011), the Good Design Award from the European Centre for Architecture Art Design (2009), and The Chicago Athenaeum, the Red Dot Design Award (2012 and 2014), the Interior Innovation Award and the iF design award with Teuco. Today the firm designs on a large scale throughout the world, from interior design to architecture.
Frame is made of metal coated with epoxy powder, wood and polyurethane. The seat cushion is down-filled with resilient inner core. The backrest cushion is down-filled. The throw pillows are down-filled (on request with upcharge). The upholstery is made of hide-leather in the following colors: russian red (5008), white (5007), olive (5006), black (5005), dark brown (5004), dark brown extra (5013) grey (5003), sand (5001), and tobacco (5015). The cushions upholstery contains either removable fabric or leather covers.
Design By Carlo Colombo
Carlo Colombo designed for Flexform in 2013 the products Clarke, Edmond and Isabel. Carlo Colombo is considered one of the most important Italian architects and designers. From the very start, he designed for top-level brands. From that moment, he has been collaborating with hundreds of the most important brands of Italian design and Made in Italy. In addition to designing products and furniture, Colombo also collaborates with companies on marketing strategies, graphic designs and designing exhibits; he also works as a consultant and art director. His design work initially concentrated on interiors, and progressively extended to the building sector, in Italy and abroad.