By Jeannine Buteau. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Wednesday, June 06th 2018, 12:28:58 PM.
They’re quirky and cozy, but the whimsical air of works by artist Porky Hefer belies the deeper meaning of the hanging seats he creates. From animal shapes to ovate seats woven from various materials, the “nests” that the South African artist designs are definitely conversation pieces. The materials he uses, the craftspeople who contribute their skills and the underlying inspiration make these more than simple hanging seats.
Furniture with curves has always been appealing. A lot of designs that feature this characteristic have become classics. Remember the Panton Chair? Its design revolutionized the furniture industry. But what about curved sofas and sectionals? They have a lot of flair too. In fact, they’re making a comeback in a lot of contemporary interior designs. While they are definitely full of potential, curved sofas can also be quite pretentious.
Perhaps some of the appeal for his work arises comes from the general magnetism that hanging chairs have. Much like a porch swing or a rocking chair, the gentle motion is calming to humans. Of course, the fact that Hefer’s seats are furry, cocoon-like enclosures makes them all the more alluring. There’s certainly something comforting about curling up in a womb-like enclosure.
At the same time; the curved sofa is also useful for getting the formal look which is softened. You can try to incorporate the vintage look into the space. However; it can be softened by the lines which are curvaceous and the tufted back. It is always a great idea for placing the sofa in the corner because it will work for softening the angular space.