I’m kind of obsessed with upholstered funiture these days.
Martin and I want a new sofa for our future livingroom and although I’m deeply in love with the FAVN or the poet sofa I’m afraid we’ll have to look for something little less pricy.
Don’t get me wrong (Martin thinks I’m nuts) but I’m a strong beliver that good design and perfect quality are worth every Cent! – It’s just that we don’t have that much more to spend after our huge renovation! Unfortunately, pretty unsexy things like plumbing are way more expensive than a classic design sofa – just not that cosy and soft!… sad but true!
Anyway while strolling last week through IKEA with my mum. I saw the beautiful Strandmon chair. It’s a remake of (almost) the same chair IKEA released in 1951.
And there’s also a sofa available in the same design. Not sure about it yet but we keep it in mind!
photo of the sofa by petite apartment. other photos by IKEA
I’m not a very patriotic person but I love it here in Austria. It’s really not the baddest place to live!
But if I could choose another Republic to live in I think I’d go for the Republic of Fritz Hansen! haha! (sorry, Australia but you are right on 2nd place!)
The Republic of Fritz Hansen is no country but an danish design company (Fritz Hansen is the Herman Miller of Europe) who happend to have worked with all the design-rock-stars since 1872! (Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm to name just a few.) But they didn’t stopped and rested on their oars they are still working with contemporary Designers like Jaime Hayon (left). He designed my dreamsofa (right)- the beautiful FAVN.
For the last years he worked on a new amazing piece which was released a few days ago: the RO chair.
I think both of these beauties would fit perfectly in our little treehouse, unfortunately they are WAY out our budget… (if I’d own one of these beauties I’d hold on to them like Jaime in the photo above! haha!… all day long)
Here is a small video about the new RO chair. (I think the music is – to put it diplomatically – not the perfect match to the vivid Designer and his passionate speech about his new baby – but its worth to see the chair from different angles and to get a glimpse of the design process behind it)
Strolling through the streets of Barcelona is amazing but also exhausting … luckily we found a pretty comfy sofa in the shop window of habitat.
Speaking of sofas… tomorrow I’ll show you my new sofa & lounge chair crush…stay tuned.
Thank you Schorsch for the snapshot.