By Anne Beenhouwer. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Friday, April 27th 2018, 23:53:42 PM.
The whale-shaped chair is called Fiona Blackfish, in a reference to the documentary expose on killer whale treatment in Sea World parks. The furry pink tongue is a textural contrast to the leather and makes you want to be swallowed up like Jonah.
Represented in the United States by R & Company (and by the Southern Guild in South Africa) Hefer has recently gained much attention with his works at major design events like the London Design Biennale and Design Miami. His creative work started with woven nests, inspired by the indigenous weaver bird, which is known for its skill in crafting nests from whatever materials it can find.
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.
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.
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.