Mouth-watering

Thursday, 28 July 2011

We seem to be spending far too much time over at City-Furniture and, guess what, we don't care!  Their latest piece of deliciousness is this beautifully shaped sofa designed by French designer Pierre Guariche for Meurop in the 1960s.  With its original upholstery intact, the colours are both contrasting and mouth-watering ........ and the shape so inviting.

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So, what of the designer?  Well, in the late 1950s Guariche became head of the design studio of the Belgian company Meurop.  There he created very elegant furniture for very low budgets.  Perhaps best-known for the lighting he designed for French lighting manufacturer Disderot in the 1950s, Guariche was also a prolific and innovative chair designer.  At the height of his career, Guariche worked mostly as an architect, seeing himself as an architect first and foremost.  However, his approach to both contemporary furniture and architecture was primarily motivated by emphasis on form and volume.  Overall, his designs reflect a commitment to simplicity and to creating furniture in series which can be industrially produced.

Credits/Images:  City-Furniture, Demisch Danant

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a blueberry tangerine jellybean. :) Not only is it beautiful, but also looks comfortable.

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  2. This is COOL!
    It seems like is floating...great example of sculptural design :)

    Thanks for sharing it!

    Ciao.

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