Urban life has always a quandary for designers. While the torrent of external stimuli surrounds, the designer is vested with the task of introducing calm to the scene. From out of the surging wave of progress, the most talented can fashion a forcefield of tranquility. Perhaps the most telling aspect of the Charles series is how it painted the future world of progress. The coming technological era, like the externalized tubular steel frame, was intended to support and assist human endeavor. While the aesthetic rationalism of the padded leather seats foretold a period that would try to make sense of this growth. The result is an iconic sofa series that became the first to develop a new plan for modern living. If previous generations were interested in leaving the countryside for the cities, today it is very much the opposite. If given the choice, the younger generations would rather live freely while firmly seated in the clamorous heart of urbanism. The Charles series is the preferred choice for reception areas, living rooms, hotels, resorts, restaurants and other lounge spaces.