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Behind the Designer – Mario Marenco

Behind the Designer – Mario Marenco

In a harmonious collaboration of minimalism and luxury, the Marenco Sofa features a myriad of eye-catching details expressed through beautiful materials, bold shapes and a commitment to expert craftsmanship.

Renowned for its avant-garde design, the padded sofa incorporates modular elements that defy traditional design norms, creating a timeless allure that blurs the line between functional furniture and a work of art.

Marked by its beguiling form, the sofa's plump, cloud-like cushions interplay beautifully with the graceful curves of its armrests and backrests. It navigates the intersection of craftsmanship and technology, unveiling a groundbreaking system for inserting cushions into a metal tubular frame to ensure durability, resistance and comfort.

Crafted exclusively in 1970 for Arflex, Mario Marenco's eponymous three-seater couch is a favourite among authentic period furniture collectors, gaining acclaim for its postmodernist charm. In 1976, Marenco further showcased his ingenuity with the Marechiaro System, a contemporary sofa offering an array of infinite compositions.

Born in 1933, the Italian designer earned his architecture degree from Naples University, followed by research fellowships in Stockholm and Chicago. In 1960, the designer launched the DEWG studio, which led to collaborations with notable brands such as Artemide, Poltrona Frau, and Bernini. Despite also gaining recognition for his television appearances as an actor and humorist, Marenco's predisposition for design remained prominent and unyielding.

Loop and Twist's Marenco collection serves as a respectful nod to the profound influences of the designer's work. Delving into the nuances of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, each sofa merges surrealist shapes with functional forms, staying true to Marenco's contemporary approach. The range encapsulates Marenco's pared-down yet sophisticated aesthetic, underlining the inherent belief that elegance is synonymous with practicality. With generous proportions, sumptuous textures, and an enveloping silhouette, our collection infuses a sense of soul and warmth into any home.