; Sofa, so good—The String Collection from Scarlet Splendour and Nika Zupanc stupefy with Dedar Milano fabrics - ELLE DECOR

Sofa, so good—The String Collection from Scarlet Splendour and Nika Zupanc stupefy with Dedar Milano fabrics

JAN 28, 2022 | By Twinkle Tolani
The green geometric fabric, Manifesto Futurista by Dedar Milano infuses joy in the form of the sofa from String Collection; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
The ‘Manifesto Futurista’, showcases geometric shapes of futurist graphic designs and oriental lacquers; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
The interlacing of 160 ultra-fine threads per centimetre successfully ties together the classic approach and contemporary language; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
Resplendent in texture and effects, the fabric's cheery hues imbue lustrous metals and gems; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour

In association with the international designer, Nika Zupanc, Scarlet Splendour brings forth the String Collection that uses ‘strings of metal’ as a fractal in design exploration. “The word strings evoke a vision of lightness in our minds. Be it the strings of a musical instrument or textile strings of everyday use,” ponders the team.

Magic transpires when the preconceived notion of a delicate string manifests into strings made of hard steel. The line is a testament to Zupanc’s reliance on her ability to transmogrify. The designer juxtaposes the entropy of hard-to-bend metal strings with designs that embody lightness and transparency in the Strings collection for Scarlet Splendour.

From credenzas and cabinets to sofas, single seaters and more accommodating ones, the collection strings you along with their avant-garde pieces. Exclusive to sofas and tables, a muse derived from waves takes on focus.

The String Collection is dynamic proof of Zupanc’s ability to transmogrify; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
The sofas and tables from the String Collection usurp inspiration from free-flowing waves; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour

Inspired by the sounds of the sea and the forms that waves take, the furniture adopts a rectilinear and relaxed yet poised and elegant look. For instance, the Strings Cabinet stands tall with innumerable steel ‘strings’ evenly spaced to create a gossamery, uncommon in a metal cabinet. Spacious shelves and soft, elegant edges characterise the versatility of the product.

The form of the sofas in the String Collection imbue throwback vibes. Refreshed memories of the onset of the modern era in design catch one gawking at the seating a little longer than needed. However, the seamless upholstery brings the range back to its contemporary context.

Deriving their line and curves from waves, the sofas from the String Collection allure with their plushness; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
Fine threadwork and high-standard upholstery mark the wonder of the collection; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
The black jacquard fabric, This Must Be The Place, from Dedar Milano stuns at first glance; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour

What jars the onlookers even more about the seating is its printed variant—upholstered in plush black and blue jacquard fabrics, This Must Be The Place and green geometric fabric, Manifesto Futurista by Dedar Milano.

The ‘This Must Be The Place’ fabric usurps inspiration from a fantasy where architecture coexists with nature, evoking a human-built paradisiacal environment that is supportive and not invasive. The Icinori, a multicoloured winged creature, spreads life and spell-binds in camaraderie with tropical plants, cypresses, imaginary birds and mystical forms.

The sofas embody blast from the past vibes with their funky print and laid-back style; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour
The ‘This Must Be The Place’ fabric depicts architecture’s peaceful co-existence with nature; Photograph courtesy Scarlet Splendour

The art of jacquard and its rich weave colligates harmony and audacity. An interlacing of 160 ultra-fine threads per centimetre brings out the classic approach and contemporary language. 

The ‘Manifesto Futurista’, on the other hand, features geometric shapes that are reminiscent of futurist graphic designs and oriental lacquers. Rich in texture and effects, the fabric’s colourful demeanour mimics precious metals and gems.

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