Sawaya & Moroni


The Torq armchair and table is inspired by the Museo di Arte Contemporanea (in Milano) which is based on Leonardo’s inscription of the human figure in the circle and the square. This dynamic ensemble is created by simple geometries in a complex relationship that offers an artistic expression for the home or office.

The concept of the Torq continues a conversation with the traditions of tubular steel furniture originating in the Bauhaus, passing through the art deco period and into our time. What is new in the architecture of the armchair and the table, is the concept of transforming a square tubular base through a series of projections, into a circle. Torq develops a new reading of the relationship between supporting structure, the seat and the back, and for the table and the top. A tension develops between the linear construction of the tubular steel and the volumetric opacity of the seat, the back rest and the table top.

The Torq ensemble is as variegated as a building, functioning in different modes: line, plane, mass, volume and space engaged in a contrapuntal movement. In construction, use and appearance, Torq speaks to the fact that despite scale differences there is a true conceptual equivalence between furniture and architecture.”



dim: 144 x 90 x H67 x 40Hs cm

tubular steel  structure, oven backed

Upholstered seat and back covered by leathers or fabrics from collection.



dim: 57 x 57 x H67 x 53.5Hs cm

tubular steel  structure, oven backed