The seating collection “Oltremare” 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. By observing its sinuous silhouette, who boosts Sardinian origins, can even catch sight of a familiar promontory and a small island, a fragment of the coast that in ancient times separated itself from the main land.
A sofa can accompany us along the fascinating journey of our life, “it becomes one of us, a friend staying over, staying so well that he doesn’t want to leave”.
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 is a space that has no boundaries.
Oltremare is a place that you can reinvent.
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. Curves that if you get home and let yourself be guided by the moonlight, they will show you the sea.
Within its 225cm, Oltremare offers a sweet stylistic landscape and, despite its contained dimensions, it allows for various seating solutions – some unexpected – all extremely comfortable, a characteristic that makes it perfect ergonomically. Its seat is soft and the backrest, rigid at first glance, is in fact very welcoming.
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. It seduces from any angle with its fascinating character, constantly offering a new sense of splendor.
Oltremare is a place that takes you where you would want to be: at home.
Sofa: length 225cm, depth 83cm, max height 85cm
Armchair: length 105cm, depth 75cm, height 72cm
Bench: length 145cm, depth 48cm, height 39cm