In 1967, Pierre Paulin challenged the prevailing order with the invention of an innovative modular seating system for MobilierNational.
The pliable components are configurable as a sofa, a chaise longue, or even a bed. Soon after launching, it was deemed the definitive representation of French design for the country's pavilion at expo 70, the Osaka World Exposition in Japan.
Now, LaCividina has enlisted Maïa Paulin, to help re-create the original, rescuing the Osaka sofa from history.
As in Paulin's version, Osaka is based upon a segmented steel frame, which can bear-fang like vertebrae into a curved or linear spines.
The frame accepts two channeled seat cushions and a back cushion, all made from expanded polyurethane and covered in stretch fabric.
10 modules starting from 1800mm up to 6300mm.