Cristina Celestino designs for Saba the new Gala seating system, thus establishing a
collaboration with the company. The project 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,
from residential to hospitality contexts. 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.
Photo credits: Mattia Balsamini