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|Info on Upica Sofa|
|The Upica sofa design focuses on the tight relationship between the physical and the visual structure. This object was carefully designed to create structural strength while keeping the essential sculptural elements. The result is a thin and light structure, different from each angle you look at it.|
Technology today helps to simplify design. Alias Studio tools (3D software) gave the right tools to restrain and simplify a five meter-long line. The Upica sofa is a composition of four lines that creates one compound surface. It is a very slim and large surface that supports itself. If a few millimetres of the surface tight shape were changed, the sofa would collapse like paper.
The Upica sofa is made in a unique combination of GRP reinforced U-Pica Mat®. U-Pica Mat® is a low density, non woven continuous strand laminate containing approximately 45% by volume of airy micro-balloons. Together with the GRP the micro-balloons creating a solid micro structure that uses minimum material whilst achieving maximum strength.
The upica sofa is available in balck, white, and six different colors.