By Isa Van Hoebeek. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 21:43:52 PM.
This is the Gleda Medium chair, a version of the one showed just before this. As its big brother, this version of the Gleda chair has a frame made of solid oak. It lacks the armrests and the brass rail and this gives it a light and cozy look. The leather cushions match the frame in terms of color and give the chair an elegant and refined appearance. Other options are available too.
After starting with nests, Hefer’s work evolved into animal-shaped forms that are playful and comfortable. The figures invite people to climb into the comfy seat through the wide open mouth of the beast. From toothy crocodiles to killer whales, tigers and toucans – the “Monstera Deliciosa” collection, along with other assorted creatures, is a menagerie of inviting, cheeky beasts. Despite the large teeth inside the gaping maw of these works, they are still comfortable nests, beckoning you to crawl in and curl up.
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.