Gala responds to the desire of investigating the sofa as a place and not only as a mere functional product, to the aspiration of dematerializing the very concept of traditional living and to create a sofa with a strong iconographic design component. With a subtle reference to the retro-future atmosphere of sofas that inhabited the ‘70s, the new collection explores the flexibility of the upholstered object with a no gender, sculptural and sophisticated volume, which lends itself to interpreting different visions of interiors. The central backbone is a vertical element that draws pleated curves ready to accommodate, both on the front as well as on the back, a seat-pouf element of different depths.
The many possible configurations give life to a “hybrid” and flexible sofa with which one can interact. In a collective utopian imagination, the name Gala is associated to the concept of elegance and sophistication, but Gala is also an ornament, as well as one of the planets in Star Wars, an indirect tribute to the world of stars, to the optimism and the avant-garde that characterized that era.
Cristina Celestino, Italy
Saba Italia, Italy
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