not sofa

Conceived as an horizontal and vertical combination of a series of iconic cushions


Not Sofa

The Not Sofa was designed by E-ggs to be available in multiple versions and in two large families: contract and home. The contract version has 4 variants: a 2-seater sofa, an asymmetrical 3-seater sofa, a 4-seater sofa and an armchair; while the home version comes as a 3-seater sofa.

The Not sofa family, with its welcoming softness and functional structural details, is an emblematic example of how it’s possible to decline and cross functions in True Design’s world, crossing over between the domestic and non-domestic destinations.

The difference between the two variants is mainly dictated by the different use requirements in the two areas:

The home sofa has a greater depth with back and armrests reaching the floor, while the contract version is raised off the floor thanks to a slender metal structure consisting a four legs base. In both cases the frame is in metal with straps; the padding is made of variable density foam and the legs are in steel with adjustable feet.


Please refer to the datasheet for the different combinations and dimensions. 

The Not Sofa collection is made to order. Lead time 10-12 weeks.

true design

TRUE focuses on the passion for beautiful and well-performed work for the satisfaction of its customers, offering experience, expertise, capacity, and flexibility, to achieve a dream together, to help make spaces more pleasant and comfortable, with products that are durable both for their taste and for the quality of their materials and workmanship, and that are, therefore, truly sustainable.

Perhaps this is why a name has never been more appropriate, because it is the project of a family that means business and that, when it deals with issues relating to growth and trust in the new generations, probably does not even talk about it, but simply takes direct action. TRUE is a joint project: the project of a family that has become a company. Founded in 1983 under the name TMA, an interesting geographical acronym of three towns – Treviso, Monselice, and Asiago – particularly active in the furniture industry and, specifically, in the office furniture industry. The founders’ Donatella Brunello and Giuseppe Maniero business and technical experience resulted in a company with international prospects, in which seating for offices, as well as theaters and cinemas, were its only business.

The increasingly high capacities achieved in the upholstered furniture sector and the downturn in the auditorium seating sector led the family to evaluate a new path: the creation of a company that carries forward the expertise acquired over the years, combined with the agility and freshness of a family business which since 2009 also includes the second generation of entrepreneurs, that is young Alessandro, Lorenzo, and Francesco Maniero. By virtue of necessity in that same year, TRUE was founded, an Italian company that creates high-quality furnishings and accessories, able to respond to the changing needs of the market in an innovative and lasting manner, providing a service that can always effectively satisfy customer needs with industrial products which can be customized upon request. The spirit of the brand is contained in a single concise and precise adjective that reflects the values on which its collection is based, characterized by authenticity, practicality, and concreteness.

Each of the company’s creations originates from the passion for the work and the profound sense of responsibility of those who work there, in a family atmosphere in which production increases and is developed.

These same adjectives fit perfectly with the coherent and visionary, but also pragmatic, work of the architect Aldo Parisotto, who has been in charge of creative direction since 2014. Parisotto, an internationally renowned architect, co-founder and owner of Parisotto+Formenton Architetti, immediately joined the TRUE family. At the beginning of the new millennium, workplaces ceased to be places of mere production and became increasingly welcoming and comfortable spaces, where one could stay longer in contexts characterized by the need for emotion even more so than the function of the space itself. Enhancing this aspect by freeing space from the rigid dogmas of the architecture of the past was one of the first challenges that the Art Director faced with regard to the TRUE collections.