The Mariposa Sofa radiates spacious Materials cosiness and yet has an understated feel due to its well-balanced proportions. Its pleasantly soft upholstery provides extraordinary comfort: the user sinks into its sea of cushions with not a hard surface to be felt. The sophisticated adjustment mechanism for the side and back rests also offers the option to adjust the sitting or lying position individually. Though designed as a two-seater, the Mariposa Sofa offers more than enough room for three people. The name of the sofa hints at its sophisticated features: the flexible design of the slender yet softly yielding arm and back rests brings to mind “mariposa”, Spanish for butterfly.
- Structural frame: webbed metal frame with polyurethane foam
- Seat cushions: polyurethane and visco foams with chamber cushion overlay that are filled with feathers and PU rods
- Back and armrest cushions: chamber cushion filled with stripped-quill feathers and PU rods
- Glides: plastic glides with levelling adjustment
- Length (2-seater): 180 - 210 cm / 70.75 - 82.75 inch
- Length (2.5-seater): 211 - 241 cm / 83 - 94.75 inch
- Length (3-seater): 238 - 268 cm / 93.75 - 105.5 inch
- Height: 80.5 - 87.5 cm / 31.75 - 34.5 inch
- Depth: 101.5 - 115 cm / 40 - 45.25 inch
- Covers are removable
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 Sofa Designed by:
- Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby , 2014
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.