Ottoman sofa XL
---“Ottoman sofa arises from the idea of a comfortable informal and relaxed sitting to be used in an hybrid way. It is a place where to sit, sometimes without shoes and with legs crossed; or even to lie down, eat, work, sleep, chat...”. Project, clearly inspired by the Ottoman culture, characterized by a strong structure in solid wood, finished in flamed ash white or tobacco color. The upholstery, made of big and soft cushions, is enriched by a refined selection of fabrics (felt Divina, velvet, wool Coda, technic fibers Steelcut).”. Aksu • Suardi
---"Ottoman bookcase is a bookcase made of refined veneers and irregular partitions that evoke the Dutch “De Sti- jll”, both in the proportions as well as for the use of color."
---"Ottoman box is a container “for precious things” characterized by the strong contrast between the silent opacity of the external structure and the resonant brightness inside. Living room cabinet but also “secret box for everything that is dear to us, that we love and we want to treated with care, it amazes us with the magic of a hidden and colorful world where to storage our favorite objects”. Exterior finishing in flamed ash tobacco color, and the interior matt lacquered in white, red, blue, yellow or green color. It has two side compartments holding a glass shelf (L.86) and a central single compartment (L.43) with a glass shelf or an optional removable container (with removable tray). Cylindrical feet in solid ash symbolize in a minimalist concept the details of the tree trunks, which gave, rise to this piece." - Aksu • Suardi
---Ottoman Box (five modules) - detail
---Ottoman Box (three modules) - detail
---Sketches of the three furniture objects. (from Socialdesignmagazine)Sezgin Aksu was born in 1970 in Turkey. He studied in the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (Germany), Les Ateliers, Paris (France) and with Silvia Suardi in Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Seviglia (Spain).
The designer started his professional life in the Studio of Michele De Lucchi and worked there for nearly 10 years. In 2001, together with Silvia Suardi, they founded the AKSU/SUARDI Studio in Milan and started working on interior design projects for private houses and public spaces, exhibition design, industrial/furniture and graphic design.
Silvia Suardi was born in 1967 in Italy. She completed her University education in Italy and Spain at the Universities of Politecnico di Milano and Seviglia.
Suardi began her career in the Studio of Michele De Lucchi and worked there for approximately 10 years. In 2001, together with Sezgin Aksu she founded the AKSU/SUARDI Studio in Milan which works in a variety of areas from interior design projects for private houses and public spaces to exhibition designs to industrial/ furniture and graphic design.