Who here has their sights set on a chunky low slung sofa?
Likely a testament to my recent love for all things seventies, but this fascination is also brought on by some karmic influence from the design world at large. These babies are starting to pop up all around me. The more I see, the more I likey.
When ideas start to percolate in mind, I get curious about their history. I wonder why we, the collective design world, are suddenly smitten with profiles that harken to another era. What does it say about that time period and most interesting, what does that nostalgia say about this one?
While I was digging into the chunky sofa profile I started thinking about the modular variety and I found some really great inspirations. The most iconic version of the modular that I can think up is the TOGO, a design classic by Ligne Roset.
Take a look at these applications, some modern and one total throwback vinyl album party pit.
Would you rock this iconic sofa silhouette in your home?
I like to fantasize about that huge pit in my non-existent basement den/garage conversion! I’m always converting garages and attics in my mind here at this new house!
The Togo collection has been the ultimate in comfort and style for over thirty years. It features ergonomic designs with multiple density foam constructions and quilted covers, making each piece both visually attractive and physically inviting. This iconic model was designed in 1973 sofa.
More about the TOGO from our friends at Design Milk.
There are of course other notable modular sofas that are every bit as fun as the TOGO.
Don Chadwick designed a system in 1974 for Herman Miller that is still a player, particularly in the commercial world. I didn’t dig too deep on modern uses of this one, but you can see the appeal, especially for a large lobby, floors below.
Another badass is the Mah Jong made for Missoni by Hans Hopfer sold by Chicago based company called Roche Bobois. This would fit nicely in the boho aesthetic that is having its shining moment right now. The shape is a classic that was also designed over 40 years ago.
The seventies were so awesome.
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