Avery Janella. Sofa. May 08th , 2018.
Remember your grandmother’s Chesterfield couch? Its old-fashioned floral fabric and frills may have put you off, but those buttons were a nifty design feature. Well, now you can have your own updated version. The Star System of modern sofas shown here were designed by Enrico Buscemi and Piergiorgio Leone and presented at the Milan Furniture Fair. They are part of the Giovannetti Collezioni, known for its innovative furniture design. It is easy to see why they called their collection the Star System, because those buttons are reminiscent of stars at night.
What’s not to love about this fresh sofa from Futé Design? The Croissant Sofa, part of the Bobo collection designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, is sure to make a bold statement in any setting. Named for its crescent-shaped form, this piece comes in both indoor and outdoor versions. The indoor sofa is made of hand-woven abaca, commonly know as Manila hemp, a tree-like herb resembling a banana plant.
Rodolfo Rocchetti from Tappezzeria Rocchetti is a master upholsterer from Rome who makes creative pieces of furniture. These animal sofas would work if you had a wild theme for your home. Animal lovers, take note: These are all made from faux fur. Read more here.
The folks at Coffin Couches have managed to transform 18-gauge steel coffins (from funeral homes in Southern California) into designer Coffin Couches. At first, these sofas look like a luxurious piece of leather furniture until you realize they are made from actual coffins. Fans of “The Addams Family” will love them.