Shanghai Tip is sophisticated and very comfortable sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso. The design is all about understated luxury with a hint of the Orient, especially with the base made of tubular steel rods which resemble Mikado sticks. The outstanding feature of the sofa is the articulated backrest, which enables the seat back cushion to be flipped up, creating a comfortable, enveloping seating experience. The Shanghai Tip sofa is ideal for use at home but works equally well in public spaces such as reception areas.
Shanghai Tip is a modular sofa system with endless opportunities for customisation. Different elements can be combined to create multiple configurations, from simple two or three seater sofas to extravagant U or L shape arrangements with chaise longue, peninsulas and backless units. The covers of the sofa are removable and can be upholstered in a huge range of fabrics, including leathers and COM.
The Shanghai Tip sofa is part of a collection which also includes footstools and occasional tables. Please see the Product Tech Sheet for more details and contact us for more information on available options and advice on fabrics.
Patricia Urquiola is one of the most influential furniture designers working today. She was born in Oviedo in Spain but now lives and works in Milan. Urquiola trained as an architect and worked with Achille Castiglioni and Piero Lissoni before starting her own studio in 2001. She has since designed numerous products for leading furniture brands including Moroso, B&B Italia, Molteni & C and Kartell. Urquiola’s designs are unconventional, emphatic and experimental; blending humanist sensibilities and technical expertise – qualities that also inform her work as an architect.
Moroso is, without doubt, one of the best furniture brands in the world. Under the creative direction of Patrizia Moroso, the brand combines its manufacturing expertise (especially in sofas and seating) with creative input from leading designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad and Nendo to create a broad range of furniture of unmatched quality and creativity. Moroso products work well for both private and public spaces and are ideal for making a strong design statement.