The Onkel Sofa Combines Contemporary Contours with Old-Fashioned Uphostery

 - Jul 10, 2012
References: simonlegald & contemporist
The execution of the Onkel Sofa is so harmonious, you may hardly notice the contrast of styles explored in its making. An abstract silhouette suggests a distinctively contemporary quality to the piece of plushy furniture, yet the cushions stitched into the seat are quilted to reference the chesterfields of the 1950s.

Normann Copenhagen manufactures the chic and comfy product with an ash wood frame and a soft Gabriel fabric. Every part of the couch appears to be well structured and supported, yet springy and snug with its smooth internal padding. Simon Legald conceived each Onkel Sofa with the inner and outer elements of the benches expressing themselves as subtly visually dissimilar. Slightly offset shades of purple, grey and blue emphasize the textural differences of both divergent styles.