The Mariposa family of sofas exudes an invitingly cosy feel with a modern touch. In collaboration with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra has now expanded the collection with new variations: the Mariposa Club Sofa and the Mariposa Club Armchair. Both pieces are suitable for high-quality, compact urban living spaces and for use in lounge and hospitality settings. The slimline body of both the sofa and armchair o ers maximum seating comfort, while the compact dimensions take up limited space. The Mariposa Club epitomises a design philosophy that seeks quality and expressive fl air in a condensed format. Unlike the other sofas of the Mariposa Materials family, the Mariposa Club Sofa and Mariposa Club Armchair do not have adjustable side and backrests. However, despite smaller dimensions, both pieces follow the design of their larger counterparts, o ering pleasantly soft upholstery and a high degree of comfort. Their covers come in a wide selection of colours and fabrics, allowing for numerous individualisation options.
The Mariposa family is complemented by two round ottomans of di erent sizes that also match the soft contours of the Mariposa Club Sofa and Armchairs.
- Structural frame: Webbed metal frame with polyurethane foam.
- Seat cushions: Multilayer PU foam upholstery.
- Backrest cushion filling: Mixture of foam cubes and ball fibers.
- Glides: Plastic glides with leveling adjustment.
- Height: 78 cm / 30.7 inch
- Seat Height: 41 cm / 16.2 inch
- Width: 81.5 cm / 32.2 inch
- Depth: 87.5 cm / 34.5 inch
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.
Vitra Mariposa Club Armchair Designed by:
- Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby , 2017
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Barber, 1969 / Osgerby, 1969
“The pencil is the ultimate tool for the transfer of ideas from mind to paper.” - Edward Barber
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, both born in England in 1969, studied architecture and interior design together at the Royal College of Art in London. They founded their own architecture and design studio – Barber Osgerby – in 1996. Known for their roguish designs such as the Tip Ton chair for Vitra and the Tab Light for Flos, the East London-based pair have been showered with a number of prestigious awards including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Furniture, and most recently they were awarded the title of Royal Designers for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.
Much of Barber and Osgerby’s early work involved the folding and shaping of sheet material, influenced by the white card that they had used frequently in architectural model making. Plywood and perspex were used in the development of the Pilot Table, 1999, and Stencil Screen, 2000.