Now that spring has sprung the redecorating bug really got a hold of me. I’m looking for a new couch or a chic armchair to revamp my living room. I’m leaning towards mid century modern Scandinavian design with a chic and feminine shape. Soft blue or muted pink have my preference. I made a top 5 of seats that fancy me. As you can see they all have something in common; button detailing. The funny thing is that three of them have an interesting story to tell, exactly the three that are my favourites. So which one is your favourite, and why?
The Eve Chair
I’m madly in love with the Eve Chair from Gubi. The chair is, together with its counter design the Adam chair, part of the Holmquist Paradiset collection of 1956. Kerstin H. Holmquist created this unique collection of upholstered pieces for NK – Nordiska Kompaniet in 1956-57. She was employed at NK Triva, a furniture workshop and architect studio where she created this collection for one of her many exhibitions. She named her pieces inspired by Paradiset (Swedish for Eden or Paradise). The first piece in the collection was the feminine lounge chair – Eva and later followed its masculine counterpart, Adam. To compliment the two she later also created a sofa – the Paradiset sofa and also a foot stool – the Fig Leaf.
Mayor Sofa AJ5
The Mayor Sofa AJ5 is a design from 1939 by Arne Jacobsen and was created specifically for the Sölleråd City Hall. Arne Jacobsen was the main architect of the City Hall, and designed everything from the building appearance to the furniture. The sofa was not in production at the time and thanks to &Tradition this early work from Arne Jacobsen has now been revived. The Mayor sofa has a bottom frame in solid oak and is upholstered in a fabric colour of your choice.
Poet sofa by Finn Juhl
The Poet Sofa is a design from 1941. Finn Juhl designed it for his own home. He was influenced by organic forms and focused on creating a comfortable chair. Although it is named a two-seater sofa, nowadays we would call it a love seat.