6 4 My Beautiful Backside sofa by Doshi Levien for Moroso 2018 Grey Background

My Beautiful Backside sofa, designed by Doshi Levien for Moroso (2008). A collection of seats whose backrests are a composition of highly coloured, floating cushions in various shapes. The use of oversized symbols, such as the buttons on cushion backs, provide a means of customising each chair, making them unique, just as you would add little distinguishing touches to an article of clothing.

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Prototypes of the Paper Planes armchair. Supplied: Doshi Levien.

“Our work is plural, varied, ... Because we never start a design on the computer, it’s the presence of the hand in the making that defines our works.”

Mobilia Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien. Photography by Jonas Lindström.