“GOODBYE TILL NEXT TIME WE MEET…”
“So Long!” is an extendable and flexible sofa composed joining a “cushion+base element” projected according to the “design for disassembly” rules.
Every element is composed by an alluminium base that could become a shelf , a cushion in polyurethan and a washable cover in fire retardand PES tissue.
The component “cushion + base” can be used individually as a sound-absorbing element; the cushion alone or can become a ground -cushion or a wall
soundproofing element, while the bases may be juxtaposed to create a library system.
“So Long!” recovers some ideas of Joe Colombo, Cini Boeri, Zanuso and Magistretti and tries to develop them in the versatility and flexibility key: it is is thought to be extremely lightweight, portable, assembled and disassembled by a single person, every single part replaceable and washable on time only when necessary.
The name “So Long!” obviously it alludes to the possibility of lengthening the seating system, but plays on the double meaning that the circumlocution assumes in English, used colloquially to say “see you soon”, “goodbye till next time we see”, “next” … Used to a sofa or armchair thus becomes an invitation to meet between two people, to meet again, to give themselves a next date on them.