Ghidini 1961 Portofino Modular Sofa by Stefano Giovannoni


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The Portofino reimagines the classic Chester sofa by deconstructing it to make it contemporary and modular.

Composed by a variety of elements, this sofa becomes an object of memory and at the same time innovative, adaptable to a multiple variety of contexts.

Structure - Base in plywood panel and polyurethane rubber of different densities.
Cushions - Perimetral cushions in high grammage on wood structure. Seat cushions in polyurethane rubber of different densities. Back cushions covered with a quilted goose down in cotton light.
Covers - Seat and back cushions cover are removable for both fabric and leather versions.
Base - All products from Portofino family are based on aluminium feet die casted in house at Ghidini1961.
Designer - Stefano Giovannoni

Born in La Spezia, lives and works in Milan.

Stefano graduated in architecture at the University of Florence, and is the designer who has worked more than any other in the world of home accessories and kitchenware.

He collaborated with companies like Alessi, Amore Pacific, Cedderoth, Deborah, Fiat, Hannstar, Hansemm, Helit, Henkel, Honeywell, Kokuyo, Inda, Laufen, Lavazza, LG Hausys, Magis, Mika-kuto, NTT Docomo, Oras, Oregon Scientific , Pepsico, Pulsar, Samsung, Seiko, Siemens, Sodastream, 3M, Telecom, Toto, Veneta Cucine, and many others.

He designed very successful products that have broken all sales records in the design field such as the Girotondo collections (over 10 million units sold) and Mami, the famous products of "FFF" series for Alessi, the Alessi-one bathroom ware, and the Bombo family for Magis.

Thanks to his ability to intercept the tastes of the general public, he has been named "The Champion of super and popular of the 2000s" (A. Alessi), "Most designers bankable" (E. Perazza), "Design King Midas" ( C. Morozzi).

Stefano Giovannoni is the Art Director of Ghidini1961.