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.
Modular sofas – they are quickly becoming the next big thing in contemporary living rooms. Allowing you to use the small urban living room in multiple ways and turning the large, open living area into a more social setting, modular sofas work well in pretty much every home. Apart from allowing you to easily move around individual pieces to fashion multiple compositions, modular sofa units also give you the convenience of adding more seating with growing family needs. Adaptable, fun and undoubtedly colorful, they bring an air of playfulness to the living room.
An accordion chair or sofa made out of wood and paper, the Flexible Love is, without a doubt, the coolest piece of furniture in the universe. You don’t really need more proof than the video above. I’m not sure how comfortable the Flexible Love is, but I don’t care; I want it.
At first glance, the Phantom Couch might look like a broken bathtub that was made into a couch. The semi-transparent body, luminescent and colorful, is a sheet of milky PMMA resting on a tubular framework of chromed steel. Some people use large pieces of furniture to hide or cover up things; but with the Phantom, this is not possible.
This sofa looks like a giant brush with thick bristles, but each soft bristle is designed to give you a relaxing massage. It’s a very different take on the most common furniture that we see in every house. The concept is the result of a student from Bucks New University. The design might look interesting, especially to teens, but unfortunately this sofa is not too practical.
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.
Designed by French company La Maison Coloniale, which specializes in incorporating the concept of ancient pieces and original designs, the Jonque Sofa has a big impact in any room. This three-seater combines Asian influences and contemporary lines, allowing you to create a unique space.
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.
Flavor Design Studio has converted an actual clawfoot tub into a comfortable sofa. Now you won’t have to deal with wrinkled skin if you decide to stay in the bath too long. What a great way to repurpose an old bathtub.
The Home Sweet Home sofa offers both comfort and privacy. On the outside, it is coated and varnished; the inside is polyurethane foam with a removable leather cover. As you can see, the Home Sweet Home sofa is like a tiny room; just add a curtain for a private place to relax.