Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Michael Graves Celebrates 50 Years with New Exhibit
 The exterior of a private residence in Malibu by Michael ...
Mad Men Actor Bryan Batt’s Top 10 Design Sights in New Orleans
 Wedding Cake House New Orleans. You probably recognize Bryan Batt ...
Gensler Named AIA New York State Firm of the Year
Gensler's New York office. Photo by Chris Leonard. Last week, ...
Interior Design’s 20 Most Loved on Instagram
Discover the most inspiring images on Instagram this week—from playful ...
Heatherwick Studios Opens Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Photo by Iwan Baan.   The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Which product trend has had the biggest impact on this fall's trade shows?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    The Back Story: Karim Rashid's Float Sofa

    the back story


    Design has the power to unite. Or the potential to divide, when advantageous. Mindful that personal space can be a rare commodity in public areas, Interior Design Hall of Fame member Karim Rashid devised Float, a Sancal sofa with a rounded back high enough to double as a barrier. Treat it as a Peg-Board, too, by attaching oak coat hangers, if there’s no wall space handy, or padded headrests, defining individual seating spots. Armrests maintain the illusion of privacy from the side unless you prefer to set one armrest on an incline, transforming the sofa into a chaise longue. Specify components in a crazy quilt of colors and patterns—Rashid suggests the three Cairo cottons, flaunting perky references to his birthplace, for both the headrests and the throw pillows. Or dress everything seamlessly, in a single fabric. The sofa comes in two heights, 36 or 53 inches, and three lengths, 81, 103, or 114 inches. 34-96-871-80-74; sancal.com.

    industry_article_detail_central_zone