Designed by architects Manzoni & Tapinassi, the Herman sofa is a harmonious, comprehensive and highly modular seating system. The Herman collection is a tribute to Herman Melville, the famous author of the novel Moby Dick published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. The metal spine of the sofa recalls the fin of the white whale Moby-Dick.
A very stylish feature is the external metal support around the backrest and seat, giving dynamism to the structure. Herman is not just a sofa: it is an interior design system made up of different elements that can be combined in various configurations or used alone, adding dynamism and originality to the living area.
Designed Manzoni & Tapinassi
The originality and expressiveness of architect Maurizio Manzoni and the considerable experience of professor Roberto Tapinassi came together in 2001 to form a professional partnership among the most remarkable in Italy.
The two designers found common ground in wanting to offer new solutions for contemporary living issues by applying the logic of Italian design-- work which is purposeful and well-established in research. The results of their partnership can be attributed to the combination of their multidisciplinary fields - architecture, industrial design, and interior decoration-- as well as visual communication, fashion, and graphic design.