Friday, July 12, 2013

furniture, couch edition

Another piece of the house fell into place today when our new sofa arrived. The sofa is more than a place to park your tuchus. It is a key piece of the three-dimensional composition of the living and dining room. We chose this sofa based on its scale and proportions. It defines the sitting area without forming too heavy a barrier (it helps to have the mass of the couch lifted off the floor on light metal legs, which pick up on some of the other silver finishes in the room).



The sofa was manufactured in Miami by KMP Furniture, who have a workshop in Wynwood. KMP is kind of like the Banana Republic of furniture - they make high-quality knock-offs of more expensive designs. Our sofa is based on B&B Italia's Charles sofa, designed by Antonio Citterio.
A great feature of the sofa is the removable and washable fabric cover. This cover is an acrylic fabric from Sunbrella, which seems to change color as the skies change outside. Our first choice of fabric - a viscose/linen blend from Robert Allen - is back-ordered, and we're told it's very easy to change covers. We chose both fabrics for the way they complement the warm tones of the gray concrete floor and the cool tones of the painted steel structure.

Next step: coffee table.

2 comments:

  1. This post is truly inspiring. I like your post and everything you share with us is current and very informative, I want to bookmark the page so I can return here from you that you have done a fantastic job ...office cubicles in ft lauderdale

    ReplyDelete
  2. This post is truly inspiring. I like your post and everything you share with us is current and very informative, I want to bookmark the page so I can return here from you that you have done a fantastic job ...ft lauderdale office cubicles

    ReplyDelete