By jasmijn van hoebeek. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Sunday, April 22nd 2018, 00:10:02 AM.
Sectional sofas are a relatively modern invention, and fortunately, they have evolved beyond the versions of the 1980s that were all overstuffed and over-tufted. Actually, according to Furniture of Dalton, modern sectional sofas sprouted in popularity during the 1950’s, at a time when iconic American designers, such as Charles and Ray Eames, redefined the shape and style of furniture.
If the Chesterfield is the graceful gentleman among sofas, the Cabriole is the grande dame. Known for its exposed wood and elegant legs, reminiscent of the Louis XV period, the cabriole also has a distinctive silhouette. It was also a popular shape in the work of furniture maker Thomas Chippendale.
No matter what form his work takes, it is part of an ever-growing artistic movement celebrating individualistic hand-crafted pieces as an antidote to today’s mass production. The mastery of different materials and the high level of workmanship is evident in the details on all his chairs. For example, mere stitching between the sections of leather is elevated to an important design detail on all the seats.