Avery Janella. Sofa. April 15th , 2018.
Patchwork is most often associated with quilts. Once a craft born out of economic necessity, patchwork quilts still enjoy widespread popularity. However, British designer Lisa Whatmough of Squint Limited has adapted the patchwork technique as upholstery material for her fun and funky bespoke furniture line. Just one of her chic furniture pieces will brighten up any dark corner. These are extraordinarily vivid focal pieces.
This beautiful sofa from Urban Collection was a concept designed by Marta Antoszkiewicz, whose Bulb Table and Table with Chairs have been featured on Freshome. This sofa’s two heat-formed planks and minimal fasteners form the basis of this clean, modern design. Its cantilevered backrest is locked into place when you lay your weight on it, and its leather cushions slip in through large cutouts in the top surface, resting on the second curve.
Cabriole Sofa. Some say nothing symbolizes 18th-century furniture more than the cabriole leg. With the upper portion curving outward and the lower portion curving inward in a gentle S shape, this type of leg is associated with the Louis XV period of furniture design. The Cabriole sofa style is characterized by an exposed wooden frame (often carved), and slightly lower arms than the back. Other features include continuous lines and no back cushions; in the example above, though, the designer opted to add some, and we really like the result.
This modern sofa by designer Manfred Wakolbinger is the first furniture piece that the renowned Austrian sculptor has created for Wittmann. Both work of art and functional seat, the Chill Out was inspired by the designer’s visits to the Orient and suites of the 1970s. This versatile seating unit provides multiple functions as a sofa and double recliner that can accommodate several people (a solo recliner also is available). The design features rows of hand-rolled cushions that have been painstakingly crafted to produce a sleek yet textural aesthetic.