This year at the Milan Design Week, Jaime Hayon and Cassina launched Vico: a new two and three-seater sofa and armchair, named after Hayon’s son as a special tribute. The project takes on a natural approach which unearths our innate desire to nest, to curl up in an organic shape and relax, without sacrificing the contemporary form, structure, and comfort which characterizes Italian design.
I wanted to make something extremely comfortable, but visually very, very slim – like a lady on a catwalk.
Hayon paid close attention to the use of materials. The young designer used wood in a flat, planar manner to create a strong yet light feeling. Through Vico, Hayon takes traditional design language and translates it using methods from the 21st century by implementing cast and fused aluminum.
Thanks to Cassina‘s long heritage culture and expertise in working with fabric, Vico has been skillfully upholstered, making the fabric removable. Hayon incorporated into the design organically soft edges to create a distinctive design that can be admired from 360 degrees. This unique quality lets Vico be placed in any interior environment.
Measurements: Two-seater 175x95xh.78/42cm, Three-seater 240x95xh.78/42cm, Armchair 89x95xh.78/42cm
Body/ frame: polyurethane foam/ metal with elastic belts
Cushions: polyurethane foam and polyester wadding (additional feathers for the backrest)
Upholstery: fabric from the Cassina collections
Base: matt black cast aluminium
*All images and information courtesy of Jaime Hayon.