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16

nov
2013

In Acquisitions

NEW YORK CITY, MUSEUM of ARTS and DESIGN/ Permanent Collection

On 16, nov 2013 | In Acquisitions

New York City, September 2012: The Ray Sofa by Antonio Pio Saracino has been acquired in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

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Ray Sofa 3  

The Ray Sofa is an exploration of the structural components found in the natural world and the ways in which they can find expression in design.

Ray Sofa

Each “sofa” is constructed with a cellular assemblage of multiple strips of rubber foam and then coated with an elastic polymer skin. This chair exists as a visual contradiction – it looks as hard as a gemstone, but in fact it is soft and comfortable.

Ray Sofa 1

When viewed from above, the Ray Sofa is reminiscent of a composition of pixels and also resembles the way crystals are formed.