LIFE SOFARoberto Monsani
Created in 1975 by Florentine architect Roberto Monsani, Life is a modular sofa and an armchair with a soft seat. The compact design allows great versatility, while the large seat gives a pleasant cosy feeling. Providing a combination of full and empty spaces, it is an architecture that affects the space creating a harmonious balance between form and function.
Originally created with a plexiglass shell, which was avant-garde for the time, today’s version reverses the direction towards the cabinetmakers’ world and expertise.
Structure and upholstery
An upholstered system with modular elements, made of veneered, brushed open grain curved birch plywood in black ash and dark stained walnut finishes.
A hidden element hooking system.
The backrest and seat cushions are in polyurethane foam with feather upholstery.
The upholstery fabric enhances its softness, covers the sofa in all its parts and is completely removable. Possibility of purchasing additional cover upholstery.
The following elements are available: seat module, pouf S and pouf M.
Roberto Monsani started his professional career in Florence by designing homes and urban development plans in Tuscany. Between the 1970s and 1990s he designed commercial buildings and shops in Europe, America and Asia. In 1973, from the restructuring of a sales centre inside Palazzo Ferroni, Life was born: conceived as an artistic solution, it became an industrial product in 1974, the year in which the collaboration between Acerbis and Monsani began. His most recent works have been in Rome: the recovery of representative spaces and the furnishing inside the historic Palazzo Borghese, and the conversion of the Adriano theatre in Piazza Cavour.
Material: Upholstery, Wood
Seat finish: Maia Col. 01 R217
Frame finish: Dark stained walnut ES59
Available in other seat finish options: Opera Col. 38 R561, Opera Col. 03 R554, Opera Col. 11 R556, Opera Col. 21 R558, Opera Col. 40 R563, Opera Col. 34 R560, Opera Col. 39 R562, Opera Col. 09 R555, Opera Col. 22 R559, Opera Col. 13 R557, Maia Col. 2/2 R220, Maia Col. 08 R218, Maia Col. 9/1 R221, Maia Col. 10 R219, Anima col. 05 R632, Anima col. 10 R633, Anima col. 12 R634, Anima col. 19 R635, Anima col. 22 R636, Anima col. 30 R637, Anima col. 33 R638, Anima col. 35 R639, Anima col. 45 R640, Anima col. 47 R641, Anima col. 53 R642, Anima col. 54 R643, Anima col. 60 R644, Anima col. 71 R645, Natura Col. 005 R443, Natura Col. 004 R442, Natura Col. 002 R441, Natura Col. 001 R440, Paradise Col. 060 R542, Paradise Col. 042 R541, Paradise Col. 320 R549, Paradise Col. 120 R543, Paradise Col. 220 R548, Paradise Col. 121 R544, Paradise Col. 141 R547, Paradise Col. 140 R546, Paradise Col. 124 R545, Sunday Col. 023 R608, Sunday Col. 022 R607, Sunday Col. 034 R611, Sunday Col. 030 R609, Sunday Col. 038 R574, Sunday Col. 014 R568, Sunday Col. 015 R569, Sunday Col. 006 R571, Sunday Col. 011 R570, Sunday Col. 004 R606, Sunday Col. 002 R605, Sunday Col. 032 R610, Sunday Col. 009 R573, Sunday Col. 008 R572, Sunday Col. 027 R575
Available in other frame finish option: Black ash ES58
W 360 cm x D 98 cm x H 63 cm
W 141.73 in x D 38.58 in x H 24.80 in
Seat Height: 42 cm/ 16.53 in
LEADTIME Most ACERBIS products are made-to-order with a lead time of 10-12 weeks ex-factory; selected products may however be in stock. Please inquire with us for details.