Colourful, geometric and full of personality – these are the attributes that spring to mind at the first glimp of the New Cosmo Dots & Stripes, Opera Contemporary’s new launch, which is currently being presented for the first time at our Milan showroom for the Milano Design Week. This armchair is much more than a novelty design, it’s a piece of Italian textile design history now reimagined with a hint of contemporary flair.


The New Cosmo Dots & Stripes is the fruit of a new collaboration with Lanerossi and Marzotto Lab, leaders in the textile industry. The armchair, designed by Castello Lagravinese, is presented as a special edition exclusively upholstered with a fabric that take inspiration from the historic Lanerossi’s “Triennale” pattern created in 1933. The New Cosmo features an enveloping seat with a solid wooden structure that marries perfectly with the eye-catching vintage fabric.


The vibrant colour-block effect is created by four differently shaded stripes with white dots, which run horizontally along the structure of the armchair, effortlessly combining material and colour. The linear profiles are embellished with gold metal tips that add a luxury touch. Opera Contemporary’s expertise in traditional woodworking meets Lanerossi’s textile prowess in these objects of desire, to give life to a unique piece with an eclectic and glamorous spirit. 


The oval Cosmo pouf will also be dressed for the occasion of the Fuorisalone – in a novel coffee-shaded fabric with a geometric dot pattern, to beautifully accompany the New Cosmo Dots & Stripes. Elegant and extremely versatile, this pouf has a distinctive golden angular metal structure that is enhanced by the warm-toned fabric. Fancy and chic, at the same time, this piece of furniture can be easily placed in different living contexts. 


This union of forces between Opera Contemporary and Lanerossi becomes the expression of a historical and cultural, stylistic and entrepreneurial combination, in pursuit of a timeless design. The striking patterns are extremely cutting-edge, capable of crossing eras and styles without losing their strength, identity and originality in adapting to sophisticated living.