Avio Sofa System

Piero Lissoni 2018

Modular and linear, with a visually light structure that blends into any setting, Avio skillfully balances spatial relationships and proportions. The sofa combines functional and aesthetic poise by contrasting the slim structural framework with the substantial volume of the upholstery. Various seating and table combinations are supported by a modular leg system.

  • color Chrome, Polished
  • color Black
  • color Silver

Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • BASE
    • Seats are supported on a central beam structure of heavy-guage tubular steel with chome or painted finish
    • Each seat is attached to the beam through an individual frame
  • SEAT
    • Seat and back cushions have variable density foam covered with polyester fiberfills
    • Slip covers are completely removable

Piero Lissoni began his career as a furniture designer after receiving his degree in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. In 1986 he founded his own studio, which specialized in architecture, furniture, interiors, and graphic design. , and produced a diverse architecture portfolio that included designs for showrooms, yachts, private residences and hotels.

In 2004 Knoll introduced Pierro Lissoni’s Divina Lounge Collection, originally designed for his longtime client, Living Divina. Two years later, he and his studio’s design manager, Marc Krusin, co-designed the wa office system for Knoll International. With no predetermined connection points, the brilliantly simple design featured a patented 360 degree clip mechanism allowing any component to be attached to any workstation, on any side.