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.
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.
Now, this is the kind of smart sofa that I want in my living room. Not only does it look great, but it’s also multifunctional: a sofa that converts into a bunk bed. It even comes with an integrated supporting ladder and guard rails. All you have to do is call up some friends for a sleepover.
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.
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.
Designed and created by Thierry Nahon and Philippe Landecker, LunaBlocks are based on the transformation and enlargement of the plastic blocks used in building games for children. They come in a variety of colors and configurations; all you need to build a custom sofa are some pillows or cushions, some creativity and a large disposable income.
The fabric for the Pixel Sofa has been picked up by Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, based on a concept of Cristian Zuzunaga, a Royal College of Art graduate. The contemporary couch is sure to grab attention by virtue of its wide spectrum of colors. High-tech and creative types would love something like this in their studio/office.
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.
This sofa is not for everybody; you’ll need some space if you are going to buy it. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro of Brazil, the upholstered chair sits atop an expansive jacaranda frame, with green glass tops flanking each armrest. It’s big, modern and beautiful.
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.