Work for Life: Interview with Lievore Altherr Molina


Based in Barcelona, designers Alberto Lievore, Jeannette Altherr and Manel Molina formed the design studio Lievore Altherr Molina in 1991. Since the company’s inception, they have collaborated with organizations around the world on product design, consulting and art direction. In 1999, Lievore Altherr Molina began working with Arper, designing some of the company’s most recognizable furniture including the Leaf collection, Catifa and last year’s Saya. Here, the designers share their thoughts behind their newest designs: Colina and Zinta.

„Zinta“ by Lievore Altherr Molina for arper


Graphic, lightweight and fluid, Zinta is a modular sofa system defined by the harmonious juxtaposition of smooth lines and warm materials. Its deep seat perfectly supports the casual recline of the body. Its system of variable lengths and gentle angles allows it to weave through a space with subtle dexterity. It can serve as simple, single sofa or large-scale organizing principle in an open space. With a range of cushion options with diverse materials and fillings, it can serve a range of environments from residential to restaurant, lounge to office with equal ease.