A Study in Duality


A Study in Duality

Open or closed, together or apart. Discover interactive play with Gabriel Tan’s new Luva Modular Sofa Group and Cyclade Tables.


Luva Modular Sofa

Drawing from the movement of a boxing glove and the plush rolls of a Japanese futon, Gabriel Tan’s Luva Modular Sofa is designed to accommodate multiple configurations and varying degrees of support with its uniquely adjustable back.


Cyclade Tables

Cyclade Tables from Gabriel Tan have sculptural forms that can stand on their own or be nested together, invite endless play and flexibility with their varying heights, openings, and curved edges.

Play Meets Structure

Inspired shape, versatile form

Designer Gabriel Tan designed Luva—Portuguese for “glove”—at his studio in Porto. He took inspiration from the shape of boxing gloves, with their soft grip and padded support, and Japanese futons—or Shikibuton—and their delicate rolled tops that provide as much function as visual interest. The result is a soft and billowy form, grounded with natural textiles and organic lines.

Best of both worlds

From relaxed to supported and back again, the Luva Modular Sofa Group is truly dual purpose. Much like the glove it emulates, Luva can expand into an open back, allowing a relaxed lounge posture. With a closed “fist,” it becomes a more supported seat, serving as a place to chat and work. Simultaneously sophisticated and comfortable, it’s the best of both worlds.

Comfortably modular

Luva is available in several configurations, from an armchair and chaise to a sofa or sectional. A detachable ottoman adds to the variety and unique configurations. Thanks to a hidden bar near the bottom of the seat, these pieces can be ganged together easily, or moved apart as desired—all without changing the look and feel of the soft support Luva provides.

Sculpted form, playful nature

Each table in the Cyclade family is distinctive, with organic curves that work just as well intertwined as they do apart. They can nest together, creating a trio of tables with different heights and purposes. Separately, their varied forms shine—balancing smooth, curved edges and intriguing negative space. Arrange and rearrange, with elements found nearby, based on the needs of a particular space.

Introducing Luva Modular Sofa and Cyclade Tables, designed for Herman Miller by Gabriel Tan


Gabriel Tan

“Beauty is a function” says Porto-based designer Gabriel Tan, who describes his Luva Modular Sofa Group as equally comfortable and visually pleasing. Alongside Cyclade Tables, Luva is Tan’s first collaboration with Herman Miller.

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