The Italian-Spanish duo Gracia Cumini drew on inspiration from a typical element in Spain in the fifties for design of the Almo sofa. Almo is short for almohada, a traditional, comfortable Iberian pillow whose long, narrow, low shape makes it perfect also as a handy lumbar cushion or arm rest. Almo multiplies the visual effect of the cushion in depth, generating a harmonious series of horizontal lines. Almo becomes a micro space within space. A private, protective, personal place, tailor-made to fit around new habits and gestures. Almo can be entirely upholstered in Pelle Frau® leatheR. As an alternative, Pelle Frau® leather upholstery for the frame and Poltrona Frau Fabrics for cushions and seat. All the stitching is same colour. Polyurethane foam and polyester wadding padding in the lumbar cushion, on armrests and for the back. Frame in birch and poplar plywood and solid tulipier wood for the back and armrests. Solid beech and poplar for the seat, birch plywood for the ends and MDF for front and rear panels. Metal details on the shelf under the seat with pearly gunmetal grey finish. Feet in glossy black nylon.
Established in Udine (Italy) in 2012, the García Cumini Associati studio brings together the consolidated experience of its two founders in the design industry. The company merges two multi-disciplinary cultures and creates designs, art installations, artistic direction, graphic design and brand identity, developed with the aim of making people fall in love with a given product or company. The main philosophy and ethic of the studio is to bring to life an intuition or a poetic vision, assessing projects from every angle, with a keen eye on technology and the client's artistic expressions and style.