Gentry Extra Light, sofa

Finesse becomes part of the design canon

A project whose origins lie in the search for meticulous and well-balanced comfort, restrained yet with a nod to exaggeration. Gentry is about tradition, distinction and belonging but brave enough to gently poke fun at the negative connotations of ‘bourgeois’. Above all the sofa communicates a way-of-being, a sensitive approach to finding the right balance between discipline and freedom. The large independent seat- and back-cushions mean that the sofa is comfortable when the user sits up properly but that it is also great for lounging around on, and forgetting about “good manners”.

A relaunch, inspired by an upward stretch. Being revisited in a gracious and careful manner, directed at lightness with the utmost respect for balance and proportion. Gentry Extra Light evolves from the reassuring solidity of the first Gentry, focusing on the feminine high heel play. While springing up, it winks and seduces, never denying its strong personality. The change in height does not disrupt the poise, but it alludes with more honesty to the freedom of choice between discipline and lenience, between conventional use and spontaneity. An overall lightening, from the structure to the Braid lining, purposefully scaled down in the saddle stitch (Baby braid). The Gentry Sofa, one of the company’s most successful products, will be presented with a lighter downsized version. The new Gentry Light updates the concept of an elegant and compact sofa, whose use extends from home to common spaces.

Injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam and polyester fibre over internal steel frame. Feet are tubular steel, stainless or powder coat finish. Seating cushions are goose down over polyurethane foam. Backrest are in goose down. Gentry X-Light collection covers are removable.