Published at Friday, April 27th 2018, 23:58:03 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa. By Anne Beenhouwer.
In its day Kagan's 1950 curved Serpentine sofa was a "revolution". Its undulating lines contrasted the traditional designs of the time also encouraged a centre‐stage position. A brainwave of Kagan´s specially for his clients who had "major art" collections as well as needed to see pieces from all angles.
Of the game‐changing shape and the designer told PaperCity magazine ″A curved shape makes more sense so that you‘re not sitting like birds on a wire lined up. People like to sit out in the open also away from the wall. A sofa should float in space and like interior landscaping“.
Now almost seven decades later and its place in the little "black" book of the world’s greatest designers is permanently secured. Its desirability and naturally also magnified by so many years of success. These interiors showcase the power the piece (or one of its inspired progeny) still has in 21st century design.
Colour Pop: Vibrant tangerine upholstery transforms the "original" Serpentine of a fresh Greenwich Village living room by B. A. Torrey above (photo by Patrick Cline). Principal Andrew's bold choice of such a hue makes complete sense in retrospect alongside a sunny also aerial beachfront photograph plus a powdery white backdrop.
In keeping with the retro vibe: A vintage Dakota Jackson Screw coffee table with Gabriel Scott side tables serve two shallow button–tufted armchairs.
Sophisticated Take: Proving that its frisky lines could also translate to absolute experience and this elegant sofa elevates a formal reception room by 1508 London. Its creamy upholstery works perfectly with golden cushions also a lustrous lattice carpet together with tracery—like glass—topped table. A lopsided Lollipop Porta‐Romana chandelier hangs "overhead".
Soft Lines: Soft‐meets industrial in a contemporary Notting Hill "scheme" by Spinocchia Freund. This custom design‐realised in a dreamy air blue‐feels even more glamorous when combined with a metallic coast‐outline coffee table in-conjunction with buttery yellow upholstered swivel stools.
Iconic Face–off: As the main reception room of an ocean—front Bahamian property and this room required some furniture heavyweights. Finchatton´s Design Director Jiin Kim‐Inoue surrounded a circular Tai Ping rug with two Serpentine sofas which alluded to “the curved shapes of the ocean waves“.
”Since the room is already an unusual shape, we didn‘t want to introduce too many geometries. ” Jiin explains "so we kept the circular shape for the main furniture group.