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Why we make revolutionary sofas

Imagine coming home to relax. You take off your coat, your shoes, put your things down, and go over to your sofa and sit down. In most cases, you are sitting on trouble...

The sad truth about the standard sofa

No matter if you payed €500 or €10.000 for your standard sofa, they are all made more or less in the same way.


Since the 1950ties and the invention of polyurethane foam, a standard sofa is composed of:


- up to 40 kg of petrol based plastic foam

- glued plywood

- synthetics in upholstery and threads

- plastic joints and feet

- fire retardants and preserving chemicals

All of these synthetics end up here.

- in the air of your home (remember the smell when you unbox new furniture?)


- in landfill, because it is near impossible to recycle and separate all the elements


- in the water in form of microplastics


- and ultimately in our food chain as well as most animal’s

7 generations of Italian furniture makers.

My husband Davide Barzaghi comes from a family of 7 generations of furniture makers.


From age fourteen, he worked and learned in the family factories, acquired the craft and loved the beauty of the designs. 


He started preparing to one day take over the business.  An optional class at university, in a dusty lab late one spring afternoon, changed his path forever.

7 generations of Italian furniture makers.

My husband Davide Barzaghi comes from a family of 7 generations of furniture makers.


From age fourteen, he worked and learned in the family factories, acquired the craft and loved the beauty of the designs. 


He started preparing to one day take over the business. An optional class at university, in a dusty lab late one spring afternoon, changed his path forever.

A young professor was talking about life-cycle assessment.

What if a product was designed not only with its use and sale in mind, but also with its disposal at the end of its life? What if the producing enterprise took full responsibility of that product, until its very end? 


With questions buzzing in his head, Davide had a long hard look at his own families enterprise, and knew he needed to be the initiator of change. But how?

Asking granddad.

Davide immediately started to investigate old production techniques and materials with his father Danilo and his grandfather Aimo. 


There had been a way before the plastic came, there would be a way again.  

Asking granddad.

Davide immediately started to investigate old production techniques and materials with his father Danilo and his grandfather Aimo. 


There had been a way before the plastic came, there would be a way again.  

Cutting edge bio technology.

In parallel, he met inventors and chemists to discuss the newest trends in eco-materials. He also pulled a circle of young designers into the project. They were fascinated by his ideas and created a first collection of pieces in 2012.

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