Published at Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 22:48:51 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa. By Evi Dijkstra.
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.
“Porky creates immersive environments that allow people to escape into a different world,” R & Company cofounder Zesty Meyers has been quoted as saying. “His work is creative and playful, and it doesn’t respond to a need. As in advertising, it creates the need.”
Hefer also used discarded materials that he could find. He has created works using kubu cane as well as used tires, leather, steel and raffia. His pieces celebrate the indigenous materials and crafting skills of Africa, which have proven to be fuel for his amazing human-sized creations.
As you can see, curved sofas can be quite tricky to work with but don’t let that discourage you. In a proper environment, each of the designs we showed you here can look amazing. Look for ways to make that happen. Let the curves of the sofa soften the harsh and angular lines of the surrounding decor and let it become a statement piece. You can reiterate its curves in a variety of forms in order to create a harmonious interior design. For instance, pair the sofa with a round top coffee table or with a circular area rug.