Deep is a modular seating system by Rafa García for Sancal. A rational design studied to provide uncompromised comfort with the smallest footprint possible. With this design, Rafa reinforces the contemporary side of Sancal’s catalogue and demonstrates that simplicity need not be the opposite of luxury.
The box-like exterior with its strict angles and straight lines gives way to a bulbous interior. The seat structure is bevelled to such a degree that it seems to disappear while still providing support and strength. The cushion boxing is a nod to classical rationalism with a separation that enables the padded structure to be seen.
Deep is one of the firm’s most adaptable products. A varied array of modular elements means that it can fit into a wide range of interiors.
The cushion accessories can also be used to personalise the sofa, adapting to the ergonomic and aesthetic necessities of each user. Ample scatter cushions can be added to vary the deepness of the seat. Arm cushions can be combined with lumbar supports and stole-like headrest cushions to create an infinite array of unique Deep.
Materials and finishes are fundamental to a sofa’s character. Soft nubuck – ideal for the seat cushions – and less rigid, textured fabric for the back cushions. Moreover, Deep can be upholstered in any of the fabrics from the marque’s full range.
From a front elevation, the feet are subtle and fine, but from the side they reveal their importance. Made of aluminium, they are available in a colour carbon anodised matte and all the colours in the lacquer chart.
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