Published at Monday, August 06th 2018, 23:38:59 PM. Curved Sectional Sofa. By Xavierra Aurand.
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.
In his collaborations, Hefer also focuses on the amazing skills found in his home territory. Training with master weaver Ismael Bey led Hefer to the Cape Town Society for the Blind, where Bey had also trained weavers. Collaborating with the society and Woodheads, a local leather company that has a 150-year history, Hefer brings his nests to life using leather offcuts and the native source of skills.
Furniture with curves has always been appealing. A lot of designs that feature this characteristic have become classics. Remember the Panton Chair? Its design revolutionized the furniture industry. But what about curved sofas and sectionals? They have a lot of flair too. In fact, they’re making a comeback in a lot of contemporary interior designs. While they are definitely full of potential, curved sofas can also be quite pretentious.
In 2017, Hefer mounted a show entitled, “Heart of Lightness” which debuted seven creations, all of which are designs that feature traditional South African materials and techniques. He calls the collection a response to author Joseph Conrad’s perception of Africa in his novel “Heart of Darkness”.