Tag Archive | Couch

Eye On Design: Glass Block Couch By Arcana Furniture & Lighting

Glass Block Couch
All Photos By Gail

It didn’t take long for me to spot the clear favorite piece of the entire 2019 Architectural Digest Design Show. This Glass Block Couch from Arcana Furniture & Lighting of NYC had the entire show buzzing!

Installation View
Installation View

Designed by sculpture Jack Erikkson and meticulously hand-crafted from architectural glass block and powder-coated steel window guard, with a chartreuse velvet cushion, the couch is not only eye-catching but also very comfortable to sit on (you better believe I tried it out). I can’t stop Looking at it.

Glass Block Coach Detail
Detail

What a fantastic addition this piece would make to any modern decor. Dustin John, Jack’s architect partner in Arcana, explained that the piece is meant to fuse two  common building materials, glass block and steel — both traditionally exterior finishes — in one furniture piece.  “We’re interested in the creative mid-use of the elements, slicing two materials down to a furniture scale and making it work,” he told me.

Cropped Shot

The price of the couch is $15,000 wholesale, if there are any architect / designers reading this who are looking for the ideal statement piece for a well-off client!  Subscribe to updates from Arcana by visiting This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: PolArt Pink Modern Victorian Ottoman and Sofa

Polart Pink Ottoman and Sofa
Photos By Gail

Every year without fail, my favorite exhibitor at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is PolArt Designs of Mexico. Each piece of their Victorian style furniture is custom-made to the end-user’s specs of finish color and fabric type, to make these pieces suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. At ICFF 2018, I was particularly smitten with this Modern Victorian Ottoman and Sofa created in a pale pink finish with complementray pink velvet fabric upholstery.  Simply reathtaking.

Polart Pink Ottoman
Pink Ottoman, Detail

Eye On Design: Botanical Sofa and Side Table By Azuma Makoto

Botanical Sofa and Side Table
All Photos By Gail

Chamber home design boutique and gallery on West 23rd Street is currently hosting a selection of new creations from botanically-minded Japanese artist Azuma Makoto. We especially love this bean-shaped Sofa and Table set covered in vibrant green AstroTurf! Talk about successfully bringing nature indoors!

Botanical Side Table
Botanical Side Table

Botanical Sofa
Botanical Sofa

Each piece has what looks to us like a single, sprouted Leek bulb accent. This makes more sense when you see some of the other objects designed by Makoto, such as an array of crystal glass boxes shaped like seeds, sprouted bulbs suspended in acrylic cubes, and a tabletop collection of fungi dipped in precious metals, all of which are available in the boutique through April 30th, 2016.

Botanical Sofa Detail

Azuma Makoto Signage

Chamber is Located at 515 West 23rd Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Cake Sofa with Slice Ottoman

Cake Sofa and Slice Ottoman
Image Courtesy of According 2 G

Ah, the extreme aesthetic joy of furniture that looks like food. I’m not sure how comfortable this sofa is, but it looks amazing!

Nicholas Cage Couch

Nicholas Cage Couch

I don’t know if this couch, plastered with the questionably disquieting face of actor Nicholas Cage, is real, but it’s all over the Internet, and it’s definitely creepy.

Thanks to Neatorama for the tip!

Red Sofa in Grand Bohemian Hotel Lobby, Orlando Florida

Grand Bohemian Red Sofa

There is nothing about this photo that I don’t love.

Tiger Couch

Tiger Skin Couch with Head
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Talk about Fierce! I’ve heard of going on a “Couch Safari” but this Taxidermy-inspired Tiger Skin Sofa is taking it a bit to the extreme! If you’re looking for a conversation-starting centerpiece for your living room perhaps this will work? Animal lovers and conservationists can rest assured that the tiger pelt is an upholstery reproduction and we are guessing that the head is a fabrication as well. Not sure of the price tag but you can find out how to get one of these Rodolfo Rocchetti designed beauties for your home at Tappezzeria Rocchetti Dot Com.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pig Chair Sculpture


Pig Chair By Pavia Burroughs

While this unique soft sculpture initially appears to be a sofa (due to its overall size and shape), a closer look reveals that this extremely cleverly designed Pig Chair isn’t really a couch, but more of a Love Seat (for two very skinny people) at best.  At any rate, it looks soft and comfy and is certainly a fantastic conversation piece. According to designer Pavia Burroughs (who created “Hillhock,” she she calls it, as part of her senior design thesis) the chair is, “completely hand stitched, upholstered in dusty pink velvet and pink satin, sports two hand carved walnut hooves and two glass taxidermy eyes. His entire body has been padded with 2″ upholstery foam. Being mostly carved from insulation foam, he is surprising light weight and durable. He could easily be picked up by one average adult (except for his awkward shape). His underside is covered in bottom cloth, making him easily pushed around a room.”

The chair is selling on Etsy for $950 (pick up only on site in Philadelphia) and will be available for pick-up after May 19, 2011. More pictures and purchasing information are available at This Link.

Pink Thing of the Day: Giant Pink Sofa

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Two girls enjoy the sunshine from a giant pink sofa before the start of the finale of the T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 in Trafalgar Square on July 10, 2010 in London, England. The Big World Dance, involving thousands of dancers, is the climax of over 850 dance events that have taken place in the capital over the last 9 days. The T-Mobile Big Dance 2010, is London’s Legacy Trust UK programme led by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Thanks to Jezebel for the Tip!

Coffin Couch

Coffin sofa

Sells for $3,500.00 plus shipping, from Von Erickson.