Modernista Armchair

by Moroso

The Modernista armchair is a sleek and versatile armchair designed by Doshi Levien for Moroso. The design of the armchair is inspired by Gregori Warchavchik, the Russian-Ukrainian architect responsible for promoting modern architecture in Brazil in the 1920s. The Modernista armchair has modernist lines with distinctive tufted buttons, a perfect marriage of classic elegance and comfort. The armchair works well at home and in public spaces such as reception areas and office.

The Modernista armchair is part of a collection which includes two and three seater sofas as well as armchairs, footstools, benches and occasional tables, all in multiple sizes. A new addition to the Modernista collection is the Casa Modernista sofa, featuring slightly more generous seat depth for extra comfort as well as removable covers without the tufted buttons. 

Nipa Doshi was born in 1971 into a Gujarati family of Mumbai. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1997 but she soon returned to India to work with local craftspeople. After a short stay she went back to London where she met Jonathan Levien, a Scot who had recently finished his master’s in furniture design at the Royal College. The synergy between Nipa and Jonathan clicked immediately; in fact they set up Doshi Levien in 2000 and got married. The combination of the two cultures and creativities generated a very special, innovative design concept. Nipa’s is heavily influenced by the visual culture and materials of India. Jonathan’s is rooted in industrial design. Together, their work celebrates cultural hybridism and explores a combination of technology, narration and industrial and craft design.

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.

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Design Year

This product is custom-made to order

Made in Italy


W 88 x D 86 x H 76 x Seat W 68 x Seat D 54 x Seat H 41 cm

48 kg

Materials & Finishes
Structure: injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam in different densities and polyester fiber on wood frame
Cushions: polyester fibrefill over polyurethane foam
Base / legs: steel sheet, laser cut, bent and powder-coated in telegrey, cacao and anthracite finishes with PVC glides.

Non-removable covers upholstered in a wide range of fabrics, including leathers and COM

Designed for indoor use only

Ready assembled

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Lead Time
Production 4-6 weeks plus delivery 1-2 weeks.

Delivery - United Kingdom

Spend Delivery Charge
Above £150 Free delivery
£50 to £150 £9.95
Below £50 £4.95

This product will be sent by a courier using a kerbside, non-timed service.

We offer an enhanced delivery service which includes delivery at an agreed time slot to your room of choice, product assembly, removal of packaging and old items of furniture as well as storage for a limited period for an extra charge. Please contact us for a quotation.

Delivery - Outside United Kingdom
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