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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, lots of mouse pads are finding their way into the landfill. Instead of tossing them, why not make a sofa out of them?
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.
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 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.
If utilized appropriately, lighting can adding warmth and energy to any room. Designers have made use of its effect in brightening homes, but have gone a step further by incorporating it into furniture, as in this sofa made of acrylic that lights up from within. The effect is stunning, as Japanese manufacturer Waazwiz proves. The soft glow of this illuminated sofa has a soothing effect on the eyes, especially while watching television.