The Vela Sofa Subtly Alludes to the Beauty of Sails

You don’t need to be a boat captain to appreciate Saba Italia’s latest sofa. Designed by product design studio Zanellato/Bortotto, the Vela (Italian for sail) Sofa is a nod to the majestic moment of an unfurled sail, a symbol of compromise between man and nature in the open waters.

pink sofa under a large painting

The details are subtle but distinct. The quilted upholstery is marked by diagonals that allude to the mainsail and the jib (the smaller staysail on a vessel). The silhouette of the sofa is softly curved in all perimeters, like a sail that has fortuitously met a strong wind. The fabric is exclusively designed for the sofa and the sofa’s covers can be fully removed for ease of cleaning.

pink sofa under a large painting

pink sofa on an orange rug

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two white sofas in a neutral living room

two white sofas in a neutral living room

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details of white sofa in front of a large orange painting

details of white sofa

pale blue sofa

pale blue sofa

pale blue sofa

beige sofa

beige sofa

beige sofa

beige sofa

To learn more about the Vela Sofa, visit sabaitalia.com.

Lifestyle photos by Mattia Balsamini, still life photos by Studio Rocci.

As the Senior Contributing Editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She’s probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.

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