By Vico Magistretti
An international best-seller with warm, inviting shapes, where the back extends upwards to form a head-rest. The smooth, padded style, meantime, amplifies the sofa’s comfort quotient, affording myriad interpretations.
Much imitated, Maralunga introduced the idea of an adjustable-height head-rest, achieved by means of a bicycle chain embedded in the foam cushions. This avant-garde mechanism, patented by Cassina, makes the back cushion unfold and move upwards, to form a head-rest.
In 2014, to celebrate Maralunga’s fortieth anniversary, Cassina undertook a further restyling, making the fabric upholstery removable for cleaning, while adding details such as the edge-stitching that confers a more contemporary look to a design classic. The Maralunga family includes an armchair, a foot-rest and two- or three-seater sofas in several widths.