Life sofa, Roberto Monsani - Acerbis Design
Year
1975 – 2021
Designer

In envisioning new styles of living, Roberto Monsani imagined solutions to reshape the home, and the Life couch — so avant-garde it was never produced in series in Monsani’s day — retains its modern edge. Maintaining its modular and flexible design, today the sofa’s original lucite frame has been elongated and updated with versions in dark stained walnut and black ash for contemporary living ideals. Designed to invite casual lounging, the supremely comfortable down cushions are now rendered ever more inviting in velvet, with softened shapes for absolute ease.

Dimensions

Sinestesìa

Video by Lorenzo Gironi

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Product plus

The wooden shell houses a soft padding that provides great comfort.

Generous proportions and soft feather cushions provide a cosy feeling.

3 modules, infinite configuration possibilities.

Finishes

The following elements are available: seat module, pouf S and pouf M.

Structure: curved, brushed open grain birch plywood veneered in black ash and dark stained walnut finish, with a system of hidden connection hooks.

Backrest and seat cushions: polyurethane foam with feather filling, with removable fabric coverings. Possibility of purchasing additional cover upholstery.

Coating | Opera
R554
R556
R558
R563
R560
R561
R562
R555
R559
R557
Coating | Maia
R217
R220
R218
R221
R219
Coating | Anima
R632
R633
R634
R635
R636
R637
R638
R639
R640
R641
R642
R643
R644
R645
Coating | Natura
R443
R442
R441
R440
Coating | Paradise
R542
R541
R549
R543
R548
R544
R547
R546
R545
Coating | Sunday
R608
R607
R611
R609
R574
R568
R569
R571
R570
R606
R605
R610
R573
R572
R575
Frame
ES58
ES59
Opera Col. 03 R554

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 11 R556

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 21 R558

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 40 R563

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 34 R560

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 38 R561

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 39 R562

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 09 R555

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 22 R559

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Opera Col. 13 R557

category G
composition 100% cotton
height cm 140
weight 548 g/lm
martindale 80.000 T
fire resistance: B55852 Cigarette test - EN7027-7-2, in conjunction with suitable combustion modified foam.

Maia Col. 01 R217

category B
composition 36% cotton, 26% linen, 18% bamboo, 17% polypropylene, 3% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 800 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -4, weft -2
martindale 30.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test

Maia Col. 2/2 R220

category B
composition 36% cotton, 26% linen, 18% bamboo, 17% polypropylene, 3% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 800 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -4, weft -2
martindale 30.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test

Maia Col. 08 R218

category B
composition 36% cotton, 26% linen, 18% bamboo, 17% polypropylene, 3% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 800 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -4, weft -2
martindale 30.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test

Maia Col. 9/1 R221

category B
composition 36% cotton, 26% linen, 18% bamboo, 17% polypropylene, 3% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 800 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -4, weft -2
martindale 30.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test

Maia Col. 10 R219

category B
composition 36% cotton, 26% linen, 18% bamboo, 17% polypropylene, 3% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 800 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -4, weft -2
martindale 30.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test

Anima col. 05 R632

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 10 R633

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 12 R634

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 19 R635

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 22 R636

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 30 R637

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 33 R638

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 35 R639

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 45 R640

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 47 R641

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 53 R642

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 54 R643

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 60 R644

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Anima col. 71 R645

category C
composition 85% Polyethersulfone - 15% Cotton
height cm 140
weight 742 gr/mtl
martindale 100.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 5/6
fire resistance: BS5852 SOURCE 0, EN 1021 PART 1: 2006, NFPA 260:2013, CAL TB-117: 2013

Natura Col. 005 R443

category D
composition 90% linen, 10% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 1200 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -1, weft -1
martindale 30.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test, California TB 117-2013.

Natura Col. 004 R442

category D
composition 90% linen, 10% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 1200 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -1, weft -1
martindale 30.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test, California TB 117-2013.

Natura Col. 002 R441

category D
composition 90% linen, 10% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 1200 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -1, weft -1
martindale 30.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test, California TB 117-2013.

Natura Col. 001 R440

category D
composition 90% linen, 10% polyamide
height cm 140
weight 1200 g/lm
shrinkage % warp -1, weft -1
martindale 30.000
pilling 4/5
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0, cigarette Test, California TB 117-2013.

Paradise Col. 060 R542

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 042 R541

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 320 R549

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 120 R543

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 220 R548

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 121 R544

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 141 R547

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 140 R546

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Paradise Col. 124 R545

category E
composition 13% Cotton - 30% Wool - 25% acrylic - 30% Polyester - 2% Polyamide
height cm 137
weight 760 g/lm
martindale 35.000
pilling 4
light fastness 4/5
fire resistance: BS 5852 source 0 cigarette test - BS 5852 source 1 match test - Cal. TB 117-2013

Sunday Col. 023 R608

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 022 R607

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 034 R611

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 030 R609

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 038 R574

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 014 R568

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 015 R569

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 006 R571

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 011 R570

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 004 R606

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 002 R605

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 032 R610

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 009 R573

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 008 R572

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Sunday Col. 027 R575

category G
composition 100% Polyester
height cm 140
weight 553 g/lm
martindale > 100.000
light fastness - dark colours > 6
light fastness - light colours 5/6
fire resistance: BS 5852 PART 1 SOURCE 0, SOURCE 1, FIRE REACTION CLASS 1, TECH.B.117:2013, 1IM.

Black ash ES58

Ash is a special veneer that is particularly suitable for "open-pore" painting because it always shows a very natural vein even after treatment.

Dark stained walnut ES59

Canaletto walnut has a medium tone with soft colour variations, making it one of the most popular woods in recent years. The dark colour shade enhances the value and elegance of the material.

From the archive

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  • 1 Life Collection 1976, collection of furniture, upholstered furniture, tables designed by Roberto Monsani.
  • 2 Life Collection 1976, original design by Monsani with curved methacrylate shell
  • 3 Flagship store Acerbis, Piazza del Duomo Milan, 1976
  • 4 Life sofa and Sheraton, Acebris catalogue, 1976
  • 5 Life collection, Acebris catalogue, 1976
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