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Tepee sofa for SCP

“A design that re-interprets the sofa typology. It is inspired by the simplicity of the hammock, the possibilities of strong industrial fabrics and the tactile elegance of high fashion. Kurrein felt that a modern sofa is often expected to contain strong lines and a firmness that goes against what fabrics naturally do, which is to move, crease, fold and bend.

By working with a sewing machine and scale models only, she has created a design that works with the natural behaviour of fabric, rather than against it. The design has a solid oak frame, a sprung drop seat and cylindrical oak legs, which extend upwards to the height of the back and become the frame supports. Placed over the supports is a pure cotton canvas, creating a sling for the densely filled duck feather seat and back cushions. The sofa has an unfamiliar visual language, is exceptionally comfortable and very easy to clean.

Lucy Kurrein has created a boundary pushing sofa, one which befits her inquisitive, single-minded approach to design.”

Written by and Associate for SCP.

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