Posts Tagged ‘lounge’

The iconic Marshmallow sofa

Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Multi Marshmallow sofa

Multi Marshmallow sofa

First introduced in 1956, the Marshmallow sofa is one of the iconic pieces of Pop Art style furniture.

Designed by Irving Harper and George Nelson, the whimsical sofa design features 18 round cushions that seemingly float on the frame.  The cushions can be easily detached from the frame and can be interchanged with other colours, to create a unique look.

On a more practical level, it also means the cushions can be easily cleaned.

Whether you have it in your home or office, the Marshmallow sofa is a great design centrepiece and always gets people talking.

Marshmallow sofas in a range of leather colours can be purchased from Interior Addict for £549 (we’re amused they’re calling it the Marshmellow – perhaps that’s how you feel when you’ve sat on the sofa for a while!).

For more sofa ideas, check out our pick of the top 10 contemporary sofas.

Relax on a chaise lounge

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
The Cologne Chaise

The Cologne Chaise

There’s something about relaxing back on a chaise lounge (or chaise loungue, as it’s also called) that feels highly decadent. You feel like you ought to have a glass of champagne by your side and a butler hovering nearby.

These distinctive pieces of furniture first originated in the 18th century in France and are a type of distinctive lounge chair (hence the name) that has continued to be popular in some circles ever since.

This lovely navy coloured leather chaise lounge, called the Cologne Chaise, is available from the Sofa and Chair Company. Although the chaise lounge was originally designed for classic style homes, the leather look of this one would work equally well in a modern, contemporary home.

With a price tag of £1,351.25, it sadly doesn’t come cheap. But for an extra special  piece of furniture that will not only look great, but be practical and last you for years too, we think it’s worth it. It doesn’t come with a butler, but you can always dream.

Funky white loop table

Sunday, May 31st, 2009
Funky loop table

Funky loop table

It’s often hard to find really nice white tables, but this coffee table could fit the bill. It’s a modern, rectangular loop-shaped coffee table that comes in a white lacquer finish.

The funky loop table was designed by Lynne Wilson and is finished off by brushed aluminum feet. It’s a striking piece – perfect for any home striving to be modern and fresh – but has plenty of practical uses too.

You can buy the loop table from Funky Lifestyles, for £325.

Cream corner sofa

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Dwell corner sofa

Dwell corner sofa

If you’ve got the right space ready to fill, then corner sofas can look great in a room. They make a good design statement in a modern room, but are also practical and functional too, providing plenty of seating or room to stretch out and relax.

This cream right hand corner sofa from Dwell is compact enough to not overpower a room, whilst still looking good. It’s made of a solid wood frame and has lovely polished steel legs. It’s priced at £895.

For more great sofa ideas, check out the top 10 contemporary sofas.

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