By Anne Beenhouwer. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Friday, April 27th 2018, 23:51:53 PM.
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.
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.
Various animal forms make up a fun, whimsical collection. The animalistic designs he shows pull at your attention from across the design show floor, and not just because of their form and size. Catching a glimpse of the oversized head piques curiosity to see more; to see what’s inside that gaping mouth. Once you approach, the cozy, fur-lined interior looks so comfortable you have to fight an overwhelming urge to crawl inside and view the world from the interior perspective.
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".