“My idea was to combine the Italian and Danish traditions of making sofas. Cloud has the defined shape of the Danish design tradition and the soft and cosy pillows of the Italian heritage.” Luca Nichetto Cloud is a series of lounge furniture designed by Luca Nichetto for &tradition. It includes a one-, two- and a three-seat sofa and a pouf, all of which combine a strong and defined weight-bearing structure with cushions and pillows ensuring maximum comfort. Cloud welcomes you in a friendly embrace while maintaining an elegant and structured external silhouette. Cloud’s base feature no-sag springs and the pillows are made using a mix of HR foam and feathers, providing ultimate comfort. Its supporting structure — the back- and armrest segment and base — is made from bend plywood, while its frame and legs are produced in powder-coated steel, designed to match the colours of the upholstery. The base fabric is Kvadrat Sunniva, and comes in the colours black blue, volcano red, dessert stone, and ivory white. In addition, the pouf comes in three multicoloured fabrics — Sonar and Pilot by Kvadrat — that complement the base colours. The pouf can be used as an ottoman or a free-standing seat. All fabrics used on the Cloud lounge series are by Raf Simons for Kvadrat. “The Cloud family is perfectly suited for contemporary living spaces, as it provides maximum comfort within relatively compact dimensions”, says Nichetto. -
H: 75cm/29.5in, D: 84cm/33in, L: 168cm/66in, Seat H: 40cm/15.7in
Plywood, solid wood and steel base with no-zag springs. CMHR foam and feather pillows. solid steel legs. Fabric or leather upholstery
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice, where he studied at the Art Institute. Afterwards he attended the University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV), where he earned a degree in Industrial Design. He began his professional career in 1999 by designing his first projects in Murano glass for Salviati. That same year he began his collaboration with Foscarini, for whom he not only designed products, but also worked as a consultant on new materials research and product development (2001–2003). In 2006 he launched his own design firm, Nichetto&Partners, which specializes in industrial design and offers its services as a design consultancy. In 2011 he also opened another professional office in Stockholm,Sweden. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has been awarded a number of international prizes, including the Gran Design Award (2008), the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture’s Good Design Award (2008), the IF Product Design Award (2008) and the Elle Decoration International Design Awards’ (EDIDA) Designer of the Year award in the Young Designer Talent category (2009). Apart from participating in various design exhibitions in Europe, the U.S and Japan, Nichetto has also been the subject of important retrospective shows mounted in prominent European cities, including Venice, London, Paris and Stockholm, and he has served as art director for a number of international design events. In addition, he has been invited to sit on prestigious juries for a variety of design competitions held both in Italy and abroad Today, Nichetto collaborates with a wide variety of Italian and international companies, including Bosa, Casamania, Ceramiche Refin, Emmegi, Established & Sons, Fornasarig, Foscarini, Fratelli Guzzini, Gallotti & Radice, Globo, Italesse, King’s, Kristalia, Mabeo, Moroso, Offecct, Ogeborg, Salviati, Skitsch, Skultuna,Tacchini and Venini.