Shanghai Tip Sofa

by Moroso

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Shanghai Tip is sophisticated and very comfortable sofa designed by Patricia Urquiola for MorosoThe 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.

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.

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Design Year

Production & Lead Time
This product is custom-made to order.
Production 6-8 weeks plus delivery 1-2 weeks, depending on location.
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Made in Italy


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Materials & Finishes
Structure: injected polyurethane foam in various densities and polyester fibrefill on wood frame
Back and armrests: injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam and polyester fibrefill over internal steel frame. Backrest has an articulated headrest mechanism that can be raised or lowered
Legs: tubular steel in chrome finish or in black or oxidored matt powder-coated finish with polypropylene glides
Seat cushions: goose down over polyurethane foam
Back cushions and optional pillows: goose down or, on request, in polyester fibrefill

Removable covers upholstered in a wide range of fabrics, including leathers and COM

Designed for indoor use only

Modules need to be attached to each other

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