Deep is a new modular seating system by Rafa García for Sancal. A rational design studied to provide uncompromised comfort with the smallest footprint possible. With this design, Rafa reinforces the contemporary side of Sancal’s catalogue and demonstrates that simplicity need not be the opposite of luxury.
The box-like exterior with its strict angles and straight lines gives way to a bulbous interior. The seat structure is bevelled to such a degree that it seems to disappear while still providing support and strength. The cushion boxing is a nod to classical rationalism with a separation that enables the padded structure to be seen. Deep is one of the firm’s most adaptable products. A varied array of modular elements means that it can fit into a wide range of interiors.
The cushion accessories can also be used to personalise the sofa, adapting to the ergonomic and aesthetic necessities of each user. Ample scatter cushions can be added to vary the deepness of the seat. Quilted arm cushions can be combined with lumbar supports and stole-like headrest cushions (with fabrics by Paul Smith) to create an infinite array of unique Deeps.
From a front elevation, the feet are subtle and fine, but from the side they reveal their importance. Made from anodized aluminium, they are available in a gold or carbon colour.
Rafa García is one of THE core characters of the Sancal design team, authoring some of the defining collections of Sancal. Albeit quirky, his designs are always rational and well-thought to provide utmost comfort to its user. His signature works for Sancal include Tiptoe, Mousse, Deep and Obi.