Mathias Hoffmann DS 123 Seating
  • Mathias Hoffmann DS 123 Seating
  • Mathias Hoffmann DS 123 Seating
In music, the term "rhapsody" denotes a composition in an extended movement, typically emotional in character. And this sums up the DS-123 sofa from Mathias Hoffmann to perfection.

Its armrests sweep forward to create an unaccustomed perspective for the observer and give the piece its ineffable flair. The DS-123 results not from a modish compulsion to lift seating above the confines of function with a zeitgeist apparently suffering something of a midlife crisis. Instead its success stems purely and simply from the genius of its design: a daring combination of textile and leather atop slender chromed legs that lift the sofa into the nirvana of an unbearable lightness of being. There is not the slightest hint of banality anywhere in the DS-123, even though it does meld form and function into exquisite reality, far from all nebulous streamlined contrivance.

Mathias Hoffmann

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