Avery Janella Sofa, November 25th , 2017. 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.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. English Rolled Arm Sofa. Probably the coziest sofa type you will come across, the English rolled arm (or club) sofa dates to the turn of the century and has a British countryside vibe. Some of the features include a tight back; soft, generously sized cushions; recessed arms; and low turned legs on casters. It can do wonders in contemporary decor, adding that touch of warmth that modern homes need. Knole sofa
Avery Janella Sofa, November 25th , 2017. Knole sofa, sofas did not exist before the 17th century; benches were used on a large scale instead. The Knole sofa dates to the early 1600s, when an upholstered settee was ordered for Knole, a historic English house. The classic style can be recognized by its straight, high back and angled adjustable arms (in the old days, they were used as protection from drafts).Finials wrapped in cords traditionally connected the back and arms. Even though the popularity of the style has decreased, you can still find Knole sofas in modern houses, adding a charming classic touch.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. At first glance, you might be asking yourself, “What is this?” because the Feel Seating System designed by Animi Causa has a cool and unusual shape. The shape is inspired by a molecular structure, the basic form for all objects in the universe. It is made of 120 “sofa balls” covered with elastic fabric. You can use it in many ways, as the structure allows you to create multiple forms.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. Metallics like silver, gold and bronze became popular in fashion, and the trend also hit the furniture industry. A great example is the Hollywood Stardom Sofa, a unique piece of furniture that can bring a little Hollywood glamour into your living room. In spite of its clean cut and modern look, this is a sofa you just won’t want to leave, thanks to the four oversized pillows on its backrest. Made of Italian leather, this stylish silver sofa will make you feel like a star.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 25th , 2017. 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.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. Mid-Century Modern Sofa. The term mid-century modern describes a significant design movement from roughly the mid-1930s to 1965. The sofas attributed to this style usually have a streamlined form with low, often square legs. However, expect many variations. It is fair to say that when it comes to mid-century modern (MCM) sofas, few rules apply. You may recognize them for their retro appearance, use of organic shapes and powerful geometry. One thing is certain: if properly integrated in a modern interior, their look will surprise and inspire.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. 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.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. Chesterfield Sofa. Dating to the 18th century, the Chesterfield sofa has an interesting story behind it. The fourth Earl of Chesterfield, England, is said to have been the first to commission one, specifically requesting a furniture element that would allow a man to sit upright comfortably so his suit would not wrinkle. The Chesterfield became a symbol of noble sophistication, and it hasn’t lost its intricate charm. This style is defined by its use of leather, rolled arms, a back the same height as the arms, tufting for a quilted effect and no back cushions.
Avery Janella Sofa, November 24th , 2017. The Do Lo Res sofa is a creative design by Ron Arad. It’s composed of several soft cubes of various heights, arranged in rows and fixed to a platform by steel pins. They are made of different-density polyurethane foam; a stiffer foam is used at the bottom of each unit in order to grip the steel pin, while softer foam at the top ensures optimum comfort. The units may be rearranged to form a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
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