The innovative SKiN Sofa was designed by Jean Nouvel, a French architect. The supporting structure, made of tubular pretensioned steel, shapes the double-sided leather with geometric incisions. This sofa appears to be lightweight and easy to move, but I’m not sure how much weight that leather can support.
This modern sofa by designer Manfred Wakolbinger is the first furniture piece that the renowned Austrian sculptor has created for Wittmann. Both work of art and functional seat, the Chill Out was inspired by the designer’s visits to the Orient and suites of the 1970s. This versatile seating unit provides multiple functions as a sofa and double recliner that can accommodate several people (a solo recliner also is available). The design features rows of hand-rolled cushions that have been painstakingly crafted to produce a sleek yet textural aesthetic.
If utilized appropriately, lighting can adding warmth and energy to any room. Designers have made use of its effect in brightening homes, but have gone a step further by incorporating it into furniture, as in this sofa made of acrylic that lights up from within. The effect is stunning, as Japanese manufacturer Waazwiz proves. The soft glow of this illuminated sofa has a soothing effect on the eyes, especially while watching television.