The Highlife Sofa Takes Formal Inspiration from Stately Sleepers

 - Jan 25, 2012
The Highlife Sofa comprises plushy cushions upon four elevating legs, armrests and a backrest, yet its overall appearance is remarkably unusual. Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed the piece to simultaneously embody a sense of sturdy structure, despite its spindly footings, its thin upholstered panels and its extraordinarily exaggerated backing.

When one observes the chic chesterfield, an atypically tall backrest is what jumps out first. It seems to mimic the grandiose headboard of a king size bed. The reason for this unexpected formal extrusion contributes to an aesthetic uniqueness and a contemporary practicality.

The carefully crafted Tacchini Highlife Sofa is ideally not placed against a wall. It's lofty spinal support acts as a perfect partition so that sitters can keep their laptop and tablet activities concealed from people approaching from behind.