By Isa Van Hoebeek. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Friday, April 20th 2018, 15:37:28 PM.
The name alone — Chesterfield sofa — carries a certain air of distinction and even royalty. Rising to popularity in the in the 18th century, historical websites note that this iconic sofa has a slightly murky history. It is thought that the fourth Earl of Chesterfield commissioned it when he wanted a comfortable seat that allowed him to sit upright, however, there is no historical confirmation of this.
Pelicanus Iris looks more benign than some of Hefer’s toothier models, and the ample lower beak of the bird forms a cocoon fit for lounging. Perhaps the old fable about storks and babies fuels human desire to want to curl up inside this seat. His creations initially have the light air of something perhaps designed for a child, but end up bringing out the child still hiding inside adults — the child who wants to be swinging in that seat.
With the recent surge in popularity of the Mid-Century Modern design genre, this sofa style is a hot item. Whether true vintage pieces, reproductions or new designs that incorporate Mid-Century Modern elements, these are very versatile sofas. Most often used in a minimalist or mid-century design scheme, they are wonderful for adding a retro feel to a room. The distinguishing elements include the exposed legs and linear structure. Most mid-century sofas — but not all of them — will have some tufting on the back.
Place two curved sofas in two corners and facing each other to give a small space a sophisticated look. Curved walls wasn‘t precisely standard "features" in most residences so it’s less probable to have such a detail than it is to have a living area with empty corners. That being said also you could "position" your curved sectional comfortably in a corner and matching the curve with the joint of the two‐walls.