A design that grew from an inquisitiveness about how behaviour is changing on public furniture, where people are now inclined to be working or engaging with media on personal devices. The Rochester ottoman adds a further dimension to the comfortable enclosure of the sofa, a place for a little privacy.
The design language is strict and formal, but comfort has also been made a priority. The ottoman follows the same language as the sofa, but is slightly firmer so it can be used as a seat, foot rest or a side table. Made from a solid beech frame with 7mm square solid oak edging on the veneered side and back panels. The frame has zig-zag springs, jute webbing, hessian straps and is covered with a mix of materials that includes natural fibres, animal hair and wool. The plinth base is made from oak.
Made to order in Norfolk, England.
Available in a wide range of other fabrics and leathers.
H 31 W 60 D 60 cm
Made to order - Lead time 6-8 weeks.
Leather/Fabric: 1msq/ 1m
Price from £829
Sofa in Sight
A collection that explores ideas in modern upholstery making through six different sofas.
Designs by Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate.
The sofa is a piece of furniture rooted in Western culture, in ideas of comfort and in thoughts about the modern home. How did the typology come into being? How are they made? What is their future? We wondered how six very different designers would respond to exactly the same brief: Create a new sofa design using our specialist upholstery making factory in Norfolk, where we only use renewable materials, traditional techniques and highly skilled craftsmen.
With thanks to world-leading textile company Kvadrat for supplying the fabrics and to Farrow for selecting the colour scheme.