Bear hug

We’ll go to ex­tremes for our lat­est squeeze

Wallpaper - - October -

A zoomor­phic sofa, the comfy way to chal­lenge cli­mate change

We’ve dis­cov­ered a new bear ne­ces­sity. Called upon by Tus­can fur­ni­ture com­pany Edra to cre­ate a strik­ing piece to cel­e­brate its 30th an­niver­sary, Ital­ian designer Francesco Bin­farè, a long-term col­lab­o­ra­tor of the brand, chose to ad­dress both com­fort and cli­mate change. His ‘Pack’ sofa ref­er­ences a po­lar bear ly­ing astride an ice floe and draws at­ten­tion to the en­vi­ron­men­tal plight of the Arc­tic. Avail­able in white and black ver­sions (rep­re­sent­ing day and night), the sofa fea­tures a roomy seat with a back­rest that re­sem­bles a life­sized po­lar bear. The seat is up­hol­stered in a spe­cially de­vel­oped fab­ric that mim­ics icy tex­tures, while fake fur cov­ers the bear. We can’t think of a cooler thing to snug­gle up to this au­tumn.∂ ‘Pack’ sofa, from €18,000, by Francesco Bin­farè, for Edra, edra.com

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: JEAN-PACÔME DEDIEU WRITER: ROSA BERTOLI

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