The Gogan sofa for Moroso takes its name from Japanese stones rendered smooth by time and water, placed to protect and embellish the banks of rivers and lakes, which provided the inspiration for this project. The sofa’s form in fact reminds us of flat stones sculpted by wind and water, solid yet smooth enough that you can lie on them.

Just like in rock sculptures, where stones maintain their balance by being carefully positioned and interlocked, it is the shape that maintains the balance between the elements on the Gogan sofa, which is not overly regular. By playing around with gravity and balance, we can make normally heavy shapes lightweight.