By lynn olivia buskirk. Curved Sectional Sofa. At Sunday, May 27th 2018, 23:17:40 PM.
They’re quirky and cozy, but the whimsical air of works by artist Porky Hefer belies the deeper meaning of the hanging seats he creates. From animal shapes to ovate seats woven from various materials, the “nests” that the South African artist designs are definitely conversation pieces. The materials he uses, the craftspeople who contribute their skills and the underlying inspiration make these more than simple hanging seats.
With the recent surge in popularity of the Mid-Century Modern design genre, this sofa style is a hot item. Whether true vintage pieces, reproductions or new designs that incorporate Mid-Century Modern elements, these are very versatile sofas. Most often used in a minimalist or mid-century design scheme, they are wonderful for adding a retro feel to a room. The distinguishing elements include the exposed legs and linear structure. Most mid-century sofas — but not all of them — will have some tufting on the back.
As you can see, curved sofas can be quite tricky to work with but don’t let that discourage you. In a proper environment, each of the designs we showed you here can look amazing. Look for ways to make that happen. Let the curves of the sofa soften the harsh and angular lines of the surrounding decor and let it become a statement piece. You can reiterate its curves in a variety of forms in order to create a harmonious interior design. For instance, pair the sofa with a round top coffee table or with a circular area rug.
The designs: You should know in advance that there are several types of sectional sofas that you can find in furniture stores; such as the L‐shape; the U‐shape; the chaise; the curved; the modular; and the sleeper. As the name suggests; the L‐shaped sofa looks like two similar sofas that are arranged so that they form a 90 degree angle.