A Study in Duality
Open or closed, together or apart. Discover interactive play with Gabriel Tan’s new Luva Modular Sofa Group and Cyclade Tables for Herman Miller.
A Study in Duality
Open or closed, together or apart. Discover interactive play with Gabriel Tan’s new Luva Modular Sofa Group and Cyclade Tables.
Play Meets Structure
Inspired shape, versatile form
Designer Gabriel Tan designed Luva—Portuguese for “glove”—at his studio in Porto. He took inspiration from the shape of boxing gloves, with their soft grip and padded support, and Japanese futons—or Shikibuton—and their delicate rolled tops that provide as much function as visual interest. The result is a soft and billowy form, grounded with natural textiles and organic lines.
Best of both worlds
From relaxed to supported and back again, the Luva Modular Sofa Group is truly dual purpose. Much like the glove it emulates, Luva can expand into an open back, allowing a relaxed lounge posture. With a closed “fist,” it becomes a more supported seat, serving as a place to chat and work. Simultaneously sophisticated and comfortable, it’s the best of both worlds.
Luva is available in several configurations, from an armchair and chaise to a sofa or sectional. A detachable ottoman adds to the variety and unique configurations. Thanks to a hidden bar near the bottom of the seat, these pieces can be ganged together easily, or moved apart as desired—all without changing the look and feel of the soft support Luva provides.
Sculpted form, playful nature
Each table in the Cyclade family is distinctive, with organic curves that work just as well intertwined as they do apart. They can nest together, creating a trio of tables with different heights and purposes. Separately, their varied forms shine—balancing smooth, curved edges and intriguing negative space. Arrange and rearrange, with elements found nearby, based on the needs of a particular space.
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Introducing Luva Modular Sofa and Cyclade Tables, designed for Herman Miller by Gabriel Tan
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