Avery Janella. Sofa. April 15th , 2018.
There is no way you can miss the Canape sofa by Lila Lang. One half is an old-fashioned, curvy style; the other half appears to be climbing the wall. You have to admit there is something whimsical about this design. On one hand, it fulfills a function (a place to sit); on the other hand, it’s a piece of art. If you tilt your head and view the wall as the floor, you will notice the piece is almost symmetrical so it can fit right or left corners. This design was featured in an exhibition (Parcours Saint Germaine) in Paris.
The Volant Sofa was designed by Patricia Urquiola; the range also includes an armchair, a chair and a stool. The frame of the base is a trapezoid, which adapts to the line of the back and seat. This leads to a dichotomy between regularity and irregularity, flat and curved, basic and frilly.
The Sitscape is a seating zone nearly 20 feet long. The form transforms the usual use of a couch; the design is based on specific seating positions and smooth transformations between them. Based on people’s preferred relaxing positions, the manufacturer generated six basic positions and formed a perfect fit for them. Consequently, the Sitscape provides familiar possibilities for relaxing.
The innovative SKiN Sofa was designed by Jean Nouvel, a French architect. The supporting structure, made of tubular pretensioned steel, shapes the double-sided leather with geometric incisions. This sofa appears to be lightweight and easy to move, but I’m not sure how much weight that leather can support.