Interior designers Pierre Beucler and Jean Christophe Poggioli established the international relevance of their Paris-based firm with a project for the Louvre’s Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities Rooms. Among other work for Museums, they have worked for Christian Dior, Cacharel, and Comme des Garçon among other fashion houses. Their Lounge Collection for Knoll debuted at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in 2012 and is now available to order.
“Usually as architects everything is about the right line. For Knoll we wanted a really particular line, really straight, really well designed. The challenge was to find a dialogue between this sharp, really well designed line and the softness of the interior.
“Everything was about the right proportions, the right balance. The high back is interesting in a room if you need shelter, if you need to be alone with your computer or your book. We wanted to create a space within a space—a nest. This was the basis of our process. For us the sofa can live almost anywhere. It’s quite easy to live with.”
-Pierre Beucler and Jean-Christophe Poggioli
CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILS
- Residential Sofa is available in five versions: High Back or Low Back, Standard Wing or Large Wing
- Residential Chaise Lounge is available with arm on either side
- Residential Chair is available two sizes: Lounge and Small Lounge
- Contact Sofa is available in two versions: 2-seat or 3 seat
- Contract Chair is available two sizes: Lounge and Small Lounge
- Available in a variety of KnollTextiles and Spinneybeck® leathers with split upholstery option
- Frames are formed plywood wrapped with highly resilient urethane foam
- Cushions are multi-density urethane foam
- Plywood frame sits atop a welded steel base which is finished in polished chrome or polished copper
- Available with polished chrome or polished copper legs
- Feet are height adjustable
We’re so excited about our floor sample sale we can’t contain ourselves! We’ll be sharing a floor sample sale item with you each day between now and the start of the sale on March 23rd. Up first, the Columbia sofa.
The Columbia sofa would be a great addition to any living space, especially a small space. It’s low, clean lines make it the perfect solution for a small room.
Sale item: Columbia Sofa
Dimensions: 72″ L x 30.5″ D x 25″ H
Description: Resort ‘Celery’ upholstery, metal legs
Original Price: $2,270
Sale Price: $1,475
Sofas, sectionals and chairs are available in 4 different styles as it relates to tight or loose cushions. We’re often chatting with Vastu customers about the difference, so we thought we’d bring the conversation to the blog.
#1 Tight seat / tight back
This style of sofa, sectional, or chair has no loose cushions. The look of a tight seat/tight back piece is, generally, more modern than the other options as the piece has very clean lines (no cushions that move and shift around a little). While many people find this style of seating comfortable, this isn’t the go-to style for a piece you plan to do a lot of lounging on. Here’s an example of a tight seat/tight back sofa…
#2 Tight seat / loose back
We’re in the home stretch! We talked about the first two steps in the Vastu personalized upholstery process here, and then went on to share steps 3 and 4 in the process here. So you know that first you choose a style, then you determine dimensions, then you select a fabric (or leather), and then you choose a leg style and finish. Now, we’re going to share the final three steps you take to create your unique upholstered piece made by Steven Anthony.
Step 5: Seat and Back Cushions
You may choose how many cushions you would like for both the seat and back of your sofa or sectional assuming the style you choose has loose cushions. All of our loose seat cushion sofas are made standard with down-wrapped foam cushions. Watch this video for a closer look at how Steven Anthony constructs his sofa, sectional, and chair cushions:
Step 6: Cushion Firmness
Well, we covered steps 1 and 2 yesterday, so now we can move on to steps 3 and 4 of the Vastu personalized upholstery process.
Step 3: Fabric or Leather
You can choose from hundreds of different fabric and leather swatches located throughout our store for your Steven Anthony upholstered piece. We’ve got some amazing choices – everything from incredibly durable microsuedes, top grain leathers, velvets, gorgeous woven upholstery, and more. We carry well recognized names in the world of upholstery like Maharam and Designer’s Guild. And while we’re confident most customers will find a fabric or leather they like from our numerous options, you do also have the option of providing your own upholstery. We want to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want!
Step 4: Legs and Frame
Wood legs and wood trim details are available in 16 different stains and finishes. Legs are also available in varying heights and a few different shapes. If you prefer your sofa, sectional, bench, ottoman, chair or bed had metal legs, no problem! You can choose from metal post legs, L-bracket legs and metal trim details – all available in a brushed or polished finishes in varying heights.
Here at Vastu we’ve tried to streamline the upholstery ordering process. Since our Steven Anthony upholstered pieces can be made any way you like, we’ve developed 7 easy steps to help you create the beautiful, personalized furniture you’ve always wanted and we’d like to take a closer look at those steps here on the blog.
Step 1: Style
You can choose from a number of standard Steven Anthony styles either shown in our showroom or on our online catalog, or personalize a style all your own with our design staff. And keep in mind, our standard styles are just guides. You can change any of the styles in a number of ways.
Step 2: Dimensions
Here at Vastu we pride ourselves on being able to offer our clients personalized upholstery solutions. Whether you’re in need of a 66″ long sofa in a blue velvet with metal legs, a 10′ x 10′ sectional in white leather with wood legs, or a custom credenza, we have the answer. However you want it, we can help you make it…
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We can’t wait to see how you Vastu!
Here at Vastu you can have a sofa made exactly how you want it, including a choice from hundreds of fabrics. So, when customers are in the process of making their upholstery selection, we often get the question ”Is this durable? I have kids…” When choosing a sofa fabric that will receive lots of attention from little ones, consider choosing a…
Sofa manufacturer Steven Anthony goes into more detail about his cushion construction, including his use of down.